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Volume 26 Number 1 

Editorial Staff 

Kelly Alsedek 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97, 

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Marianne Clay 
Tim Flynn '05 
Meghan Gibson Johnson 
Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Editor 
Pat Huggins 
Mary Kent '1 1 
Jake King '1 1 
Christine Brandt Little, 

Feature Writer 
Charles McElwee '1 1 
Marty Parkes, Executive Director 
Emily Summey 
Anita Williams, Class Notes 


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Production Manager 
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Feature Photography 
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Inside Cover: Members of 
the Class of 2011 enjoy 
their accomplishment 
after the College's 142nd 
Commencement in May. 

14 Making Dreams Come True 

Alumni, friends, and family members have generously established 
scholarships in honor of loved ones, cherished professors, or simply 
because they remember how difficult it was to pay for college. 
Read about some of the donors who have established and continue 
to support scholarships at LVC. 

24 A Fierce and Wondrous Calling 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC's 1 7th president, recently 
announced that he will retire on June 30, 201 2. We reflect 
on his 1 3 years at the Valley, including the first six in which 
he served as dean of the College and vice president for 
academic affairs. 


2 Valley News & Notes 
30 Class News & Notes 
i ) In Memoriam 

On the Cover: During his tenure as president, Dr. Stephen MacDonald 

has overseen $80 million in building projects that have expanded and 
enhanced campus. 

Editor's Note: In the spring Valley (p. 8), we noted that the Lynch family had gifted to the College a grandfather clock crafted by The Rev. 
Harry Miller for Dr. Clyde Lynch, LVC president from 1 932 to 1 950. Rev. Miller's granddaughter, Janet Miller McLeod, wrote to tell us of an 
interesting coincidence. It turns out that Miller was pictured in The Valley Fund advertisement on the inside back cover of the same issue. 
In fact, Miller is also an LVC graduate, Class of 1 899. He is seated in the second row on the far-right side of the picture (see p. 47).Thankyou 
to Janet for pointing this out and for letting us know that Miller is a fellow Dutchman. 

Valley News & Notes 

College Welcomes Largest Incoming Class in History 

.LVCv has enrolled the largest incoming class in the 146- 
year history of the College, with 510 new students arriving 
this fall. Total full-time undergraduate enrollment increased 
1.5 percent from last year — from 1,61 1 to 1,630 students. 
Additionally, 480 graduate students from the business 
administration, music education, and science education 
masters programs, and 160 part-time undergraduate 
students are studying at LVC this fall. 

William J. Brown Jr. '79, LVC vice president of 
enrollment, said, "This fall's entering class is the largest in 
the College s history. The record class and several initiatives 
in retention directed toward improving the entire collegiate 
experience for our students, have produced the largest full-time 
undergraduate opening enrollment in the last four years." 

The incoming class includes 468 freshmen and 42 transfer 
students from nine states. Seventy-seven percent of the 
entering freshmen graduated in the top 30 percent of their 
high school class, earning them automatic Presidential 
Scholarships of up to 50 percent off tuition. An additional 
61 freshmen were awarded Presidential Scholarships based 
on other factors including standardized test scores, rigor of 

their high school curriculum, and extracurricular activities. 
The result is that 82 percent of the freshman class has been 
awarded one of the three merit-based scholarships. 

Dr. MacDonald Announces Annual Community Gifts 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, lvc president, 

announced the College s annual gifts to the community 
during the 5 1st Annual Opening Breakfast on August 
26. MacDonald presented checks to Annville Township s 

(L to k): Dr. Stephen MacDonald, president; Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68, 
chair of the board of trustees; Dick Charles, Annville commissioner 
and vice president emeritus for advancement; Bruce Hamer, An- 
nville Township secretary; and Dr. Steven Houser, superintendent, 
AnnviUe-Cleona School District 

downtown economic development project for $50,000, 
Annville Township for $10,800, and AnnviUe-Cleona 
School District for $16,800. The $50,000 gift to the 
downtown economic development project was the 
Colleges fourth of a five-year, $250,000 gift. 

MacDonald said, "Lebanon Valley College and 
Annville are bound together by geography and history 
and a century and a half of habits of affection. The 
College derives a central measure of its identity from 
its presence in this small town. We occupy a significant 
place in the economy of the township, and we 
understand that our financial well-being is linked to 
Annville s. We cannot prosper if the township suffers; we 
believe the township, and indeed the entire area, would 
suffer grave economic distress if the College were to 
endure hard times." 

To read President MacDonald s complete remarks, visit 

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Alumni Survey Results Call for Redesigned E-Newsletter 

111 QirCCt respOIlSC to the generous feedback many of you provided 
during the recent alumni survey, the Office of Alumni Programs launched a 
completely redesigned e-newsletter to kick off the new school year. The monthly 
e-communication now includes graphics, color, and more news about upcoming 
events, campus news and notes, and interesting facts and figures. If you want to 
win a gift for answering the monthly Dutchman Trivia question or simply stay in 
touch with the Valley, email Hayward(2) to subscribe, (see p. 41 for survey 

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1VC Excels in Several National Rankings 

LVC received four major 

accolades this fall in rankings based on 
everything from quality of teaching and 
graduation rates to great career prospects 
and accessibility of professors. The 
College was recognized by U.S. News 
& World Report, Forbes, The Princeton 
Review, and G.I. Jobs magazine. 
For the fifth consecutive year, 
Lebanon Valley College is ranked among 
the top three in the North in the "Great 
Schools, Great Prices" category among 
"Best Regional Colleges" in the U.S. 
News & World Reports 2012 edition of 
the book Americas Best Colleges. LVC 
has been among the top 10 colleges in 
its category for all eight years the list has 
been compiled — including the past five 
years among the top three. In addition, 
LVC moved up to #6 overall among 
the 74 comparable institutions in its 
regional category. 

U.S. News & World Report publishes 
the best-known ratings of the nations 
colleges and universities. The "Great 
Schools, Great Prices" ranking is 
based on a calculation that takes 
I into account a schools academic 
quality, as indicated by its 2012 U.S. 
News ranking, and the 20 1 0-20 1 1 net 
cost of attendance for a student who 
receives the average level of need-based 
financial aid. The higher the quality 
of the program and the lower the cost, 
the better the deal is for students. 

The College was also listed as "A 

Best in the Northeast" college by The 

Princeton Review, named to Forbes list 

of "Americas Top Colleges," and as a 

Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs 

magazine. For more information on 

these honors, visit 

Mund Renovation and Expansion Update 

otUQentS arriving on campus this fall were greeted by new dining 
facilities, including a new servery and kitchen, in the Mund College Center. 
With the first two of three phases complete, the College is on track to finish the 
$13.3-million project in spring 2012. LVC is seeking LEED certification for the 
building; progress can be followed by visiting Visitors can 
see the floor plan, construction schedule, parking and traffic information, photos, 
videos, and live webcam. Additional photos and student feedback can also be 
found at 

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Valley News & Notes 

Third Annual Distinguished Artists Series 

LV v> DCgcin its third annual Distinguished Artists Series on Oct. 2 by showcasing 
a world-renowned marimba soloist, Naoko Takada, in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music 
Center. Takada has performed hundreds of recitals and concerts including performances 
in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Tokyo Suntory Hall, and the 
Tokyo Memorial Concert Hall. Richard Elliot, principal Mormon Tabernacle organist, 
will conclude the Distinguished Artists Series with a 3 p.m. performance on Feb. 26, 
2012. Elliott performs, tours, and records with the Mormon Tabernacle choirs and plays 
for weekly broadcasts and daily 30-minute organ recitals in the Tabernacle. 

For more information or tickets to Elliot s concert, call the Music Department at 
717-867-6275. Tickets are available in advance at the Music Department Office for 
$10 or at the door for $15. 

Colloquium Series Studies Money 

The 2011-2012 LVC Colloquium is focused on the timely topic of money. The goal 
is to analyze many issues faced by today's politicians and world leaders, including 
unemployment, poverty, and the gender-wage gap. Colloquium events range from 
discussions on tax policy and a theoretical discussion of the very idea of money, 
to the ideology of the free market and the morality and theology of capitalism. 
Visit for more information and a complete listing of 
Colloquium events. 

LVEP Holds 22nd Annual Golf Tournament 

The Lebanon Valley Education Partnership 
(LVEP), a collaboration between the 
College and the Lebanon School District, 
raised nearly $47,000 during the 22nd 
Annual Achievement Challenge Golf 
Tournament earlier this fall. The LVEP 
program encourages economically 
disadvantaged students in Lebanon City to 
study, stay in school, and aspire to pursue 
post-secondary education. Academically 
qualified students may receive a scholarship 
to attend LVC. 

Marissa Hernandez '12, LVEP 
scholarship recipient and mentor, was the 
keynote speaker. She is one of 32 LVEP 
scholars attending LVC. To date, 26 LVEP 
scholars have graduated from the Valley. 
To learn more about the program or to 
find out how to register for next year s 
tournament, visit or 
call Jamie Cecil M'07 at 1-866-LVC-1866 

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New Pictorial History of Annville Published 

Arcadia Publishing released Annville 
Township as part of its "Images of America" series 
during Historic Old Annville Day on June 1 1 . 
The book, written by the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, 
chaplain and director of service and volunteerism 
at LVC, features historic pictures of the College 
in its tenth chapter. 

"We're glad to share some of the fascinating 
pictures of historic Annville that have been 
donated by many local families," Fullmer said, 
"as well as from the archives of the Friends of 
Old Annville and Lebanon Valley College." Many of 
the images have been donated from private collections 
of local residents and have not been available to the 
general public. 

225 historic pictures 
and sketches of 
locations along 
Main, Queen, 
Maple, and other 
Annville streets fill 
the book's 128 pages. 

A portion of the profits 
from the sale of the book 
is being donated to the 
Friends of Old Annville. It 
can be purchased from the 
LVC College Store (www. and 
from other online retailers. 

Carol Miller Leads Field Hockey 

This summer, lvc 

selected Carol Miller, former 
head field hockey coach at 
the University of Delaware 
and Millersville University, to 
lead its field hockey program. 
She has amassed 280 career 
wins in Division I and II. 
The 2009 NCAA Division I 
National Coach of the Year, 
Miller spent the last 18 seasons 

at her alma mater, Delaware, where she led the Blue Hens 
to three conference titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament 
appearances, most recendy in 2009. 

At LVC, Miller has inherited one of the nations top 
Division III programs. The Dutchmen have appeared in 
six consecutive NCAA tournaments and returned two ail- 
Americans up front, including two-time national scoring 
leader Jocelyn Novak '12 and 2010 national assists 
leader Caitlin Vasey '13. LVC entered the season coming 
off its second straight NCAA Elite Eight appearance and 
earned the nations #1 ranking last October. 

Carol Miller 

The Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science Reaches Goal 

Through the generosity of friends, former students, and an anonymous donor who pledged $10,000, The Hearsey Scholarship 
for Actuarial Science has surpassed its $100,000 goal, and its total endowment is still climbing. The scholarship was created in 
honor of Dr. Bryan Hearsey, professor emeritus of mathematical sciences, who taught for almost 40 years and served as the 
long-time chair of the Mathematical Sciences Department and the Actuarial Science Program at the College. To see the current 
total, a list of donors, or to donate to the Hearsey Scholarship, please visit 

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Valley News & Notes 

Accolades for LVC at Regional Organist Convention 

This SUmmer, three members of LVC s Music 
Department received high honors at the American Guild of 
Organists Region III Convention. In a collaborative effort, 
the works and performances of two faculty members and a 
rising sophomore shined brightly and achieved an LVC first 
in the long and storied history of LVC music. 

Tyler Canonico '14, of Baltimore, Md., became the first 
LVC student to win the Quimby/AGO Region III Young 
Organist Competition. He was selected as the top performer 
among individuals age 24 and under, after qualifying by 
winning the chapter-level competition. He played works 
by Bach, a piece from the romantic period, and a piece 
from the contemporary period. In addition to winning 
a monetary prize, Canonico performed a winner's recital 
during the convention and was invited to perform in the 
Rising Stars recital next summer at the American Guild of 
Organists National Convention in Nashville. 

At LVC, music major Canonico studies under Dr. Shelly 
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of music, and College organist. She was a featured recitalist 
at the convention, where she performed a new work by 
Dr. Scott Eggert, LVC professor of music. Eggerts piece, Hurly 
Burly, was commissioned for the regional convention. 

Valley Graduates Go Green 

On June 30, the College's "Doing Good, Going 
Green" challenge reached its goal of 500 donations from 
recent graduates, those graduating between 2001 and 
2010. In honor of the success, the College planted a tree to 
symbolize the schools commitment to the environment and 
recognize those who contributed to the challenge. 

Donors who made a gift of $25 or more received a reusable 
tote bag, and all donors, regardless of the amount donated, 
received no additional paper solicitations for the rest of that 
fundraising year. One lucky graduate, Rev. Christopher 
Rankin '01 of Cleona, won a $250 Amazon gift card in a 
random drawing. 

Consideration for the environment was at the core 
throughout the "Doing Good, Going Green" project with 
email communications serving as the primary tool. The few 
necessary printed pieces were produced in an environment- 
neutral manner that preserved two trees; eliminated seven 
pounds of water-borne waste; saved 1,020 gallons of waste- 
water flow; prevented 222 pounds of net greenhouse gases; 
saved 1.7 million BTUs of energy; preserved 2,289 cubic feet 
of natural gas; and was the equivalent of planting 19 trees. 

Parkes Named Executive Director of 
Marketing and Communications 

Martin J. Parkes has been 

named to the newly created position 
of executive director of marketing and 
communications. Parkes will provide 
overall strategic and operational 
direction to the College s marketing 
and communications efforts. 

"Marty Parkes brings enormous 
talent and great experience to the 
new position of executive director 
of marketing and communications 
at LVC," said Dr. Stephen C. 
MacDonald, LVC president. "We 
are delighted that he will be able to 
provide dynamic leadership in shaping 
this office and in guiding the work of 
his talented and creative colleagues." 

Parkes oversees the new Office of 
Marketing and Communications, 
formerly the Office of College Relations, 
which includes the publications, 
web, public relations, and athletic 
communication divisions. He assumed 
his new duties on August 1 . 

"LVC, as I have come to learn, is a 
wonderful institution that provides a 
high-caliber academic experience to all 
its students," said Parkes, who has 15 
years of senior level communications 
and marketing experience, most recendy 
as associate vice president of marketing 
and community relations at Maryville 
University in St. Louis and previously at 
the United States Golf Association. 

"LVC, as I have come to learn, is a wonderful institution that provides 
a high-caliber academic experience to all its students." 

Graduate Wins Psychology Research Award 

IveCent alumna Stephanie Mannon '11 was awarded first place and a cash prize 
at the Pennsylvania Psychological Associations Annual Conference in Harrisburg for her 
research on pre-employment screening of police officers. Dr. Louis Laguna, associate 
professor of psychology, was the faculty advisor for the project. The duo collaborated on 
the research and presentation process and will submit a manuscript for consideration in a 
peer-reviewed journal this year. 

Mannon and Laguna developed an original 20-item officer-rating instrument 
considering traits and behaviors directly related to police performance. The rating 
criteria were selected to be easily understood and completed by a police supervisor with 
knowledge of the officer s day-to-day performance. 

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Valley News & Notes 

Two Retire, Seven Appointed to Board of Trustees 

Alter a combined 47 years of 
service, two members of the Colleges 
Board of Trustees retired in June. 
Seven new members also joined the 
board in June. 

Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 was elected 
to the board on May 16, 1975 and 
served as a board member through five 
presidents and two acting presidents. 
He had served as board vice chair 
since 1989 and joined the Finance and 
Investment Committee in the early 
1980s, having served as committee 
chair since 1994. Arnold played an 
important role in financial review and 
oversight, and in the improvement 
of LVCs financial position during 
his tenure on the board. Under his 
leadership, full-time undergraduate 
enrollment increased from 1,015 to 
1,611; endowment funds increased 
from $3 million to $46.4 million by 
June 201 1; and the operating budget 
increased from just over $5 million 
in 1975-76 to $52 million for the 
current year. 

William Lehr Jr., Esq., was elected 
to the board in May 1999. His peers 
placed confidence in his leadership 
and experience in the corporate and 
non-profit world and he was named 
board chair in 2003. Lehr graduated 
from Georgetown University Law 
Center then served in the U.S. Army. 

William Lehr, Esq. 

He began a career at Hershey Foods, 
eventually becoming the corporations 
senior vice president and secretary. He 
serves as a board member for several 
non-profit organizations in the mid- 
state and on the national level, and 
has twice been named a "Mover and 
Shaker" by the Central Penn Business 
Journal. Lehr is chairman and CEO of 
Capital Blue Cross. 

The newest board appointees include 
five alumni, a faculty member, and 
a student representative. They are 
Terence C. Brown '78, president of 
Brown Technology Group; Susan ne 
Harley Dombrowski '83, principal 

Dr. EH. Arnold H'87 and 
Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H'08 

and shareholder of the Lancaster office 
of Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz; 
Chester Q. Mosteller 75, founder 
and president of Mosteller & Associates; 
Stephen M. Nelson '84, P'12, CFO 
of Haines and Kibblehouse, Inc.; 
Tracey Smith Stover '91, partner 
and global leader of chemicals for 
PricewaterhouseCoopers; Dr. Jeffrey 
W. Robbins, faculty trustee and 
associate professor of religion and 
philosophy, director of the Colloquium, 
and director of the American studies 
program at LVC; and Renee Fritz '13, 
student trustee from Lancaster majoring 
in actuarial science and economics. 

Leer en Espanol at LVC Highlighted in National Media 

LVC garnered national attention when it translated its major admission pages into Spanish in response to 
the growing Hispanic population in LVCs primary markets.The pages, geared toward parents looking for 
undergraduate admission information for their children, appear in English, but include a link that reads "Leer 
en Espahol" that goes to Spanish versions. 

Led by LVCs Dr. Ivette Guzman Zavala, assistant professor of Spanish, Valley students translated the pages 
as a project for the Office of Admission. Only pages that are likely to be read by parents were translated said 
Bill Brown Jr. '79, vice president for enrollment. The translated pages were featured on the websites of both 
The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post and can be read in entirety at 

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IVC Concert Choir Tours Scandinavia 

Hie Concert Choir toured Scandinavia this 
summer, making stops in Norway and Denmark. This year 
marked the 75th anniversary of the choir tour, celebrated 
during the 75§20 Choral Jubilee at LVC. 

Dr. Mark Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean 
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Music and choir 
director, compiled a program featuring three great music 
traditions: American hymnody, with its roots in the 
Renaissance motet; the music of Scandinavia in honor of the 
trip to Norway and Denmark; and the commissioning of 
contemporary choral works looking toward the future. 

In addition to performing in various venues, the choir 
enjoyed visits to historic and entertaining landmarks. In 
Oslo, the group celebrated "National Day ' or "Norwegian 
Constitution Day" with the locals, taking part in children's 
parades and festivities. 

Third Year of Increase in Community Service Hours at LVC 

LVC Students completed 17,877 hours of service 
during the 2010-1 1 academic year, equal to $381,852 
worth of service, primarily in the greater Lebanon community. 
The annual total is the highest since the standards for 
qualified hours were revised three years ago: students served 
15,683 hours in 2009-10 and 13,334 qualified hours in 

An awards system has been developed as an incentive 
for students to serve the community. Service awards are 
posted to the student s Job Center Profile where prospective 
employers may note their involvement. Students who 
serve 25-60 hours receive a Bronze Community Service 
Award, 61-99 

hours of service 
merits a Silver Award, and more than 100 hours of service in addition 
to participation in a residential project of at least three days earns a 
student a Gold Award. Overall, the students represented 5 1 student 
organizations, athletic teams, academic departments, and 
special interest residence communities. 

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Valley News & Notes 

LVC Graduates 460 Students 

at 142nd Commencement 

The College awarded 
diplomas to 460 graduates 
on May 14. The graduating 
seniors were joined by 24 
doctor of physical therapy 
candidates, 35 masters 
degree candidates, and 44 
students who graduated 
in December 2010 and 
received their degrees at the 
Commencement ceremony. 



Dr. Grant Tayi 

Dr. Grant Taylor, assistant professor of art and art history, 
was the Commencement speaker. The Australia native 
inspired students with Aboriginal phrases in a speech titled 
Ngalata gdrra gannow, in which he told three mini-stories 
translating to: Friend, we walked together only a short time 
ago; Brother, we walked together a long time ago; and finally, 
Now all of us walk together. Taylor earned the honor because 
he was recognized at last year s ceremony with the College s 
highest teaching honor for a full-time faculty member, The 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award. You can watch Taylor s speech 

President Stephen C. MacDonald conferred an honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Dr. Tibor Sipos '64, 


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Dr. TiborSipos '64 with Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald 

whose discoveries in the field of 
medical pharmaceuticals have 
alleviated suffering and prolonged the 
lives of those diagnosed with cystic 
fibrosis and other serious diseases. A 
research chemist and entrepreneur, 
Sipos was born in Budapest, Hungary, 
and came to the U.S. in 1957. 

Dr. Catherine Romagnolo, assistant 
professor of English, won this years 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for 
teaching. Romagnolo was described 
by a nominator as an instructor who 
"doesn't teach her students what to 
think: instead she teaches them how 
to think." Dr. Michael Green, vice 
president for academic affairs and dean 
of the faculty, noted that Romagnolo 

"nurtures students' ability to connect 
and extend meaningful learning and 
contributions outside of the classroom 
into new territory." 

The top student award, the H. Anthony 
Neidig Award, went to Stephen 
Campbell '1 1, an art and art history 
and computer science double major 
from Lancaster. He was described by an 
instructor as "a true interdisciplinarian 
who freely combines, skews, and re- 
imagines disciplinary knowledge." 
Another said that he "is a natural 
leader in the classroom. He is quick to 
investigate new tools and approaches, 
and asks questions that help us all to 
understand the subject." 

Nancy Williams, adjunct instructor of 
art and art history, won the Nevelyn 
J. Knisley Award, which goes to part- 
time and adjunct members of the 
College faculty. Williams has taught 
drawing, painting, printmaking, and 
teaching of art in the schools for the 
past five years. One student said of her 
teaching: "She gives so much more 
of herself than the job requires; she 
develops a relationship with each of 
her students, taking a personal interest 
in their development as artists." 

Dr. David Rudd, chair of business and 
economics and professor of business 
administration, was honored with the 
Educator of the Year Award, which 
is voted on by the students. Ashten 
O'Brien '11, student government 
president, presented the award, saying 
Rudd "is a dynamic professor who 
displays a love for LVC both in and out 
of the classroom... This enthusiastic 
professor certainly meets the mission 
of this historic liberal arts college with 
his investment in students' academic 
and co-curricular lives." 

Dr. Catherine Romagnolo 

Stephen Campbell '11 

Nancy Williams 

Dr. David Rudd 

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Valley News & Notes 

Alumni Honored 

During Celebration Weekend 

Alumni Weekend 201 1 brought alumni and 
guests to campus to share memories of their time 
at the Valley and celebrate reunions. As part of 
the weekend, eight graduates were honored at the 
annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner. 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 received 
the Creative Achievement Award. 
With experience in the publishing 
industry as a freelance writer, editor, 
and photographer, McDonald s work is 
seen in newspapers, magazines, journals, 
and online. She was previously editor 
of lifestyle publications at Boston and 
Philadelphia magazines, and is currendy 
the editor of G Philly, a new series of 
blogs from Philadelphia magazine. 

The D. Clark Carmean Award in 
Admission was presented to David 

David Todd *97 

Todd '97> a high school physics 
teacher in the East Pennsboro School 
District. The award is given to an 
individual with notable service to the 
Valleys Admission Office, especially 
with referring and recruiting new 
students. Todd also brings students 
to campus to experience college life 
firsthand. He recently partnered with 
Dr. Michael Day, LVC professor of 
physics, to analyze the scientific papers 
of I.I. Rabi, winner of the 1941 Nobel 
Prize in Physics. 

The Young Alumni Award, given to 
an individual who has graduated from 
Lebanon Valley College within the 
last 15 years and has achieved success 
in one s profession and contributed 
significandy to the community or the 
College, was presented to Natalia 
Anteleva '02. Her career began during 
her junior year when she started 
freelancing for the British Broadcasting 
Company (BBC). That year she won a 
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and 
traveled to Senegal, in Africa. After 
graduating, Anteleva covered the 
revolution in her native Georgia for 
the BBC, among other freelance 
projects for them, before being hired 
full-time in 2004. She has traveled the 
world covering events including the 
recent death of Osama Bin Laden. 

Several alumni were honored with 
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significant service in one of three 
areas — profession, community, or to 
the College. James Glasgow Jr. '81 
(not pictured), managing director and 
portfolio manager at Five Mile Capital 
Partners in Stamford, Conn., received 
the first Alumni Citation. Glasgow has 
hosted LVC interns the past two years, 
was a 2009 Lazin Resident, and is a 
current member of the Colleges Board 

Beth Jones '72 

Beth Jones '72, the second Alumni 
Citation honoree, knew early she would 
attend LVC due to the influence of her 
alumni parents. Jones graduated and 
began teaching in the Central Dauphin 
School District in Harrisburg. Later, 
she joined the private sector including 
a 25-year career with United Airlines. 
Currendy, Jones serves as the public 
liaison officer for the Transportation 
Security Administration and is on the 
Board of Advisors for the Penn State 
University School of Information 
Science and Technology. 

The next honoree was Pamela Shadel 
Fischer '81. Fischer has spent more 
than 25 years as a transportation safety 
expert at the local, state, and national 
levels. Appointed director of the New 
Jersey Division of Highway Traffic 
Safety in 2007, she received numerous 

Pamela Shadel Fischer '81 

awards for her work in improving teen 
driving safety. Currently, she provides 
transportation safety consulting 
services to the National Safety 
Council, among other clients and 
organizations. Fischer also returned to 
LVC in 2009 as a Lazin Resident. 

Dr. William Renzulli '61 received 
the final Alumni Citation. After 
graduation, he earned his M.D. 
from Thomas Jefferson University. In 
1971, Renzulli established an internal 
medicine practice before becoming 
the section chief of the Department 
of Medicine at Wilmington Medical 

Dr. William Renzulli '61 

Center. Later, he rediscovered his 
passion for art, left his practice, and 
began a new career. He now owns an 
art studio, Gallery 5, in Paducah, Ky. 

The Distinguished Alumnus Award 
presentation closed the ceremony. 
Richard Wong '77 received the honor, 
which is presented to a graduate who 
provides significant service to his or 
her profession, community, and to 
the College. After graduation, Wong 
changed his plans to attend seminary 
and joined a Philadelphia advertising 

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agency. Retaining a commitment to 
his church, Wong began working with 
the Christian Children's Fund and 
Gifts in Kind International before 
becoming a vice president with Union 
Presbyterian Seminary. Noticing the 
decline of the church, Wong took 
the position "to make an impact 
and help transform the church." 
Wong remembers his roots and helps 
Lebanon Valley often. He served as 
a regional ambassador in Virginia 
and took part in the Lazin Series in 
2007-08. Wong also assists in his 
community, serving as board member 
and audit chair for the Alexandria 
Community Trust and volunteer 
advisor to the Virginia Association of 
Secondary School Principals. 

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The donors who generously establish 
scholarships — and the students whose lives are 
^ forever changed by them 



By Christine Brandt Little 

AFFORDING TUITION AT ANY COLLEGE— let alone a private college— is 

more difficult than ever in todays challenging economy. But, thanks to alumni and 
friends who have established scholarships, an LVC liberal arts education can be 
within reach for many who could not otherwise afford it. In fact, 78 percent (1,272 
of 1,630) of current full-time undergraduates receive scholarship support from the 
College. Enjoy these stories about some of our generous donors and the students 
who have benefitted from their support. 



Eric Himelright M'98 with 
grandfather John Kissinger 

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"No one in our family had 
ever attended college, but my 
mother and grandfather did 
everything they could to make 
sure we had the opportunity." 

In Their Shoes 

What motivates a donor to underwrite a scholarship at 
LVC? There are many reasons. Many donors faced uphill 
financial battles of their own when they were college 
students, and they want to help others caught in the same 
bind. Eric Himelright M'98 credits his grandfather, John 
Kissinger, with teaching him the value of a dollar — and 
of an education. That's why Himelright created The John 
Kissinger Scholarship in Business for students who need 
financial help to make college a reality. 

"I have two brothers, and I was raised by a single mother," 
said Himelright. "No one in our family had ever attended 
college, but my mother and grandfather did everything they 
could to make sure we had the opportunity." 

Himelright said that he depended on scholarships when 
he was at Penn State as an undergraduate, and later at LVC 
for his graduate degree — and he always said that if and when 
he was in the position to give back, he would. 

"My grandfather and mother sacrificed a lot," Himelright 
remembered. "He gave what little he had to help others." 

Kissinger, a retired veteran, still lives in Lebanon. He was 
touched when he found out that his grandson had created 
a scholarship in his name. "We had [LVC] President 
MacDonald write to him, announcing that the scholarship 
had been established in his honor," Himelright said. "He has 
the letter hanging on his wall." 

Himelright learned early that family is what really matters 
in life. "My grandfather once told me, 'We were born a poor 
family, but as far as families go, we are the richest family in 
the world.'" Remembering how he and his brothers received 
help when they were students, Himelright said that he 
always tells people, "If you have the ability, try and give back." 

Kenneth Do nm oyer '54 remembered struggling to 
attend college more than 50 years ago. "I had to hitchhike 
to LVC every day," he said. "I came from a poor family. I felt 
that if ever I was in a position to help other students who 
needed it, I would do it." 

Today, The Mark, Frances, and Kenneth Donmoyer 
Music Scholarship — named for Donmoyer and his late 
parents — helps talented music students get that much closer 
to their dreams. 

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Clay Michalec '10 was the second 
student at LVC to receive the Donmoyer 
scholarship. "Its very moving to know 
that there are LVC alumni who want to 
see the music program grow and shine," 
he said. "The scholarship also provides 
students a personal connection to the 
Donmoyer family." 

"Because of my education, I was lucky 
enough to make a few bucks, and it gave 
me a chance to give hack. " 

herald "Jerry" Wingenroth '58 

After receiving the award, Michalec 
paid a surprise visit to Donmoyer in 
Rochester, N.Y. — an experience both 
men value. "We had a fantastic time. 
Ken told stories of what LVC was like 
when he was a student, and he shared 
many stories of where his LVC degree 
got him in life," Michalec said. 

"I named the scholarship for my 
parents," Donmoyer explained, "but 
I also created it in honor of my 50th 
anniversary of graduating from LVC." 
He never doubted that he would 
one day endow a scholarship at his 
undergraduate alma mater. 

"I hope that there will be more 
students who don t have to think twice 
about whether they can continue their 
education," said Donmoyer. 

Michalec couldn t be more grateful 
for donors like Donmoyer. "Scholarships 
are important because they provide 
students with a real-life look at what 
our alumni have done, and are still 
doing, with their lives," he said. "They 
help bridge the gap between current 
and past students. There's a lot to be 
said for LVC s family charm. Even 
after you graduate, you still feel a 
strong connection to the College — 
even decades later." 

Giving Back 

Many LVC alumni who establish 
scholarships do so out of gratitude for 
the advantages their Valley education 
provided them. Gerald "Jerry" 
Wingenroth '58, who was head 
of music in the Conestoga Valley 
School District for 3 1 years, set up 
a scholarship in 1994 for just that 
reason. Since then, awards from The 
Gerald S. Wingenroth '58 Scholarship 
have been made each year to one or 
more full-time undergraduates who 
demonstrate good character, financial 
need, and academic strength. 

A lifelong educator who has also 
performed professionally as a keyboardist 
for 40 years, Wingenroth noted that 
"Because of my education, I was lucky 

enough to make a few bucks, and it 
gave me a chance to give back." In 
fact, Wingenroths giving hasn't been 
limited to scholarships. He's also 
contributed to many of the Colleges 
building projects, from the Peace 
Garden to the Mund College Center 
renovation. "I wanted to establish 
the scholarship, but I wanted to do 
other things as well, so I tried to do 
something in almost every building," 
he said. 

Wingenroth has especially enjoyed 
how his scholarship has provided a 
way to stay involved in the life of 
the College — especially the annual 
Scholarship Luncheon. "Those events 
are very dear to me," he said. "You 
get to meet the students and sit with 
them at lunch. Invariably, they write 


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letters and keep in touch. Through 
the years, I've received some very, very 
nice letters." 

Eric Stichler '03, an education 
major, is one who benefitted from 
Wingenroth's kindness. He was taken 
by surprise by the scholarship award. 
"It was completely unexpected," 
Stichler said. "Its a heck of a surprise 
for a college kid to get a scholarship 
from a generous man like Jerry. It was 
a big help." 

Stichler put himself through LVC 
by waiting tables during the academic 
year and doing construction work at 
his fathers firm over the summers. 
After graduation, he taught school 
for three years in the Virginia Beach 
area before deciding it was time to 
return to his roots. "I grew up in 
construction and decided that's where 
my heart was. I came into this firm in 
an entry-level position and fortunately 
worked up to where I am now." Today, 
Stichler is a vice president with his 
firm, Blueridge General, Inc., which 
specializes in commercial construction. 
He credits his degree with giving him 
a leg up in his career, and is grateful 
for the scholarship support that helped 
make it possible. 

Honoring Favorite 

Some graduates choose to honor and 
recognize a favorite professor through 
their scholarship donations. Bill 
Higgins '64 and his wife, Judy Baker 
Higgins '64, are associated with three 
music scholarships, two of which 
honor former LVC professors. 

The Dr. James M. Thurmond Music 
Education Scholarship, which the 
Higgins family helped create in 2005, 
honors the couple s favorite music 
education professor. 

"Lebanon Valley was the premier 
music education school in the 
eastern United States," said Bill. "The 

professors were dedicated to good 
teaching, and we realized that we 
wouldn't have been as successful with 
lesser quality teaching. What we're 
trying to do, to some degree, is to 
honor those teachers." 

Bill taught music education for 36 
years at Messiah College. "Basically 
what I taught was what I had been 
taught at LVC," he said. 

The Higgins family is also associated 
with The Frank E. Stachow Scholarship, 
which helps support the education 
of a clarinet or woodwind player 
who is planning to teach music in 

public schools. "Mr. Stachow taught 
woodwind instruments, and I'm a 
woodwind specialist," Bill explained. 
"He was absolutely a remarkable 
man. He joked that if you didn't play 
the clarinet, you weren't going to go 
to heaven — and I'm not sure he was 

Finally, the couple decided to create 
a third scholarship under their own 
names. They established The William 
R. Higgins '64 and Judith Baker 
Higgins '64 Scholarship in 2009 to 
provide support to a junior or senior 
music education major with a high 

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standard of academic and musical 
accomplishment — especially if he 
or she intends to teach music in the 
public school system. 

Bill and Judy feel so strongly about 
the College that their will stipulates 
their entire estate will go to LVC. "It's 
payback. If we hadn't gone to Lebanon 
Valley, I don't think we would have 
been nearly as successful as we were," 
Bill said. 

Like Wingenroth, the Higginses 
also enjoy attending LVC s Scholarship 
Luncheon every year and getting to 
know those receiving their scholarships. 
"The students are very appreciative," 
said Bill. "I had contacted a woman 
who had just graduated about some 
job openings I knew about, and about 
a week later, I received a note that 
she'd been hired in Philadelphia." 

Remembering a Loved One 

Patricia Lutz Walter '57 established a 
scholarship in 2006 in memory of her 
husband, Dr. John A. Walter, Esq., '53, 
H'06, who died the previous year. 
The Hon. John A. Walter '53 Family 
Scholarship — also known as The 
Bearcat Scholarship — is awarded to 
pre-law students with financial need. 

"John had served the College ever 
since he was a student," said Pat. 
"He was on the Board of Trustees, 
announced basketball games, and was 
a great supporter of the College all 
the way through. The scholarship was 
named The Bearcat because that was 
his reply whenever anyone asked him 
how he was doing. He'd always say, 
'Like a bearcat!'" 

John Walter, who served as a judge 
on the Lebanon County Court of 

Common Pleas for 20 years before 
his retirement in 1995, was awarded 
a posthumous Doctor of Humane 
Letters degree from LVC at the 
College's 2006 Founders Day. Shortly 
after his death, the College learned 
it had been named the beneficiary 
of a $25,000 life insurance policy 
he had taken out years before, and 
approached Pat about setting up a 
scholarship in John's name. 

"I was excited and thought it was 
a great way to get started," said Pat, 
adding that friends and family have 
contributed to the scholarship over 
the years in memory of her husband's 
life. She takes comfort in knowing 

that "through Johns name, students 
are being helped to continue their 

Among the many ways John 
served LVC over the years was as the 
overseer of the Robert A. Nichols '41 
Memorial Scholarship, established in 
1982 by the Class of 1941 to support 
a junior-year student who exemplifies 
scholarship, personal integrity, and 
loyalty to the College. 

Ryan Arnold '03, an economics 
and health sciences double major at 
LVC, received the Nichols scholarship 
in 2002. Arnold knew Judge Walter — 
whom he called simply "the Judge" — 
through his work on the Board of 
Trustees, where Arnold served as 
student trustee in 2002 and 2003. 
"The Judge and I got to know each 
other pretty well," said Arnold. "I 
didn't realize he was connected to the 
Nichols scholarship until I received it, 
and it was really an honor. I wouldn't 
have been able to go to LVC without 
the scholarships I received." 

Arnold is now employed by the 
Lehigh Valley Health Network in 
Allentown and still sees Pat Walter 
occasionally at church functions in 
Lebanon. He treasures the memories 
of his friendship with Judge Walter 
and Pat. "It made such a difference 
just knowing that there were good 
people like the Judge involved with 
the College and that they cared deeply 
about the students and the future of 
the College," he said. 

Honoring Family 

LVC has several scholarships that 
honor unique and long-standing 
family ties to the College. Samuel 
Engle, an LVC trustee from 1890 to 
1919, established The Samuel F. Engle 
and Agnes F. Engle Scholarship, which 
has been supported by generations 
of the Engle family, including 

grandson Harold Engle Jr.. '51, 
P'78 and Samuel and Agnes s great- 
granddaughter Dr. Susan Engle '78. 

"Our family has supported the 
scholarship over the years because 
weve had so many members of the 
family attend the College," said 
Harold's wife, Doris Engle. "We've 
certainly enjoyed our association with 
Lebanon Valley over the years." 

The Bashore Family Endowed 
Scholarship is another fund that 
honors one family's unique ties to 
the College. "Neither my wife nor 
I are LVC graduates," explained Joe 
Mesics* whose wife, Sandi, originally 
helped create the scholarship in 
honor of her grandfather, John "J«&" 
Bashore H'53. The Mesics family later 
expanded the scholarship to also honor 
Sandi s parents, John K. Bashore 

and Anne Blodgett Bashore, and 

to provide additional opportunities 
for students. In the late 1980s and 
early 1990s, Joe Mesics was doing 
consulting work for then-president 
John Synodinos H'96. "There was 
a capital campaign at the time," he 
said. "Sandi's grandfather, J.S., was a 
philanthropic local businessman who 
had no formal education, but received 
an honorary degree from the Valley. 
When the campaign came along, we 
decided it would be a good idea to 
establish a scholarship in his memory." 

Today, Anne Bashore and Sandi 
and Joe Mesics contribute to the 
scholarship fund every year. A 
Lebanon resident who will be 99 
years old this fall, Anne was recendy 
honored by LVC for her lifetime of 
giving to the College. The Bashore 

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scholarship is awarded to one or more 
students from the Lebanon area who 
demonstrate good character, academic 
achievement, and leadership. The 
latest recipient, John Dimmkk '10* is 
a psychology major from Jonestown. 
"There are a lot of worthy students 
who need financial help," said Joe 
Mesics. "My wife and I — and my 
mother-in-law — are delighted to be in 
a position to do this. It's a wonderful 
thing to be able to help kids who need 
scholarship aid." 

Staying Connected 

Some children of LVC alumni set up 
scholarships as a way for the alumni 
parent to maintain ties with the Valley 
over the years. Robert H. Sinclair set 
up The Robert F. and Grace Naugle '37 
Sinclair Scholarship in 1999 in part 
so that his mother could remain 
connected with her beloved alma 
mater and to honor his parents. 

"My mother, Grace Naugle Sinclair 
*37, graduated from Lebanon Valley at 
a time when not many women went to 
college, and we knew she'd enjoy being 

involved in the scholarship. She was 
really very active with it," Sinclair said, 
noting that his mother kept in close 
touch with her scholarship recipients, 
exchanging letters and Christmas cards 
even after they had graduated. "I think 
several of them came to see her," he said. 

Because she had two granddaughters 
who graduated from physical therapy 
programs, Grace Sinclair chose to have 
her scholarship go to students enrolled 
in the Valley s then newly formed 
Physical Therapy Program. 

Grace died in 2010, but her 
son is pleased that her scholarship 
continues to help LVC students. 
"We were fortunate enough to make 
some money in our business, and we 
like helping students go to college," 
said Sinclair, noting that he and his 
wife had positive experiences setting 
up scholarships at their own alma 
maters in previous years. "We know 
students are benefitting from it and 
getting help going to school, and that's 
rewarding for us." 

Helping Adult Learners 

For one family, personal experience 
led them to create a scholarship 
specifically for older students. Patricia 
Brace '00 enrolled at LVC after 
taking time out to raise her family, 
ultimately earning a bachelor s degree 
in healthcare management. Her 
experience as an adult learner was 
the inspiration behind The Brace 
Scholarship for Adult Learners, which 
she and her husband, Raymond, 
endowed in 2000 to support part-time 
undergraduate students who are at 
least 24 years old. 

"Pat received her nursing degree 
in 1965, then took time off to have 
our three children and raise them," 
said Ray. "When our daughter was 
in her senior year of high school, all 
the children and I said, 'You ve always 
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you go back and do it?' So with a little 
prodding, she went back and did it. 
She went to graduation with the cap 
and gown and everything." Pat even 
graduated from LVC before two of 
the couples children, R. Matthew 
Brace M*03 and Marianne Brace 
Purdy 04, M*09. 

"My kids really wanted me to do 
this," said Pat. "I was afraid to do it 
because I hadn't been in school in a 
long, long time, but Lebanon Valley 
was so wonderful to me." 

"Pat knew first-hand what it was 
like to be an adult learner," continued 
Ray, who retired from The Hershey 
Company in 2007. "A lot of the 
students there were struggling 
financially, trying to maintain a family, 
a job, and going back to school. We 
thought it would be nice to set up 
something that would help them 
financially. If they have that kind of 
ambition to go back to school later in 
life, we want to help them." 

The Braces have found that their 
scholarship also provides a meaningful 
way for others to contribute to LVC. 
"When I retired and had a retirement 
party, we told people that in lieu 
of gifts, flowers, or whatever else, 
to make a donation to the Brace 
scholarship," said Ray. "Over the 
years we ve had a number of people 

Melody Vincent '13 is one grateful 
recipient of a Brace scholarship. When 
Vincent graduated from high school 
she went straight into the working 
world, deciding to wait until her son 
was in high school to seek further 
education. "I needed a change," she 
said. "I knew I needed more tools to 
get through life. I'm a huge proponent 
of education." 

Vincent, who works during the day 
and takes most of her classes in the 
evenings, chose to major in business 
administration with a minor in studio 
art. "Fd heard a lot of really great 
things about LVC," she said. "It's 

close, and I wanted the experience 
of a college setting even though I'm 
there in the evening. Once I got there, 
I knew I didn t want to go anywhere 
else." Vincent appreciates the wide 
variety of evening classes and the 
opportunity to interact with other 
adult learners as well as traditional 
students. She even met her fiance 
through a friend at LVC. 

The support of the Brace scholarship 
has been instrumental for Vincent. 
"It was one more push of encourage- 
ment," she said, crediting financial 
aid advisor Dottie Brchm P'03, P'10 
with helping her apply. Recently, 
Vincent got to meet Pat and Ray 
Brace. "They re wonderful people, just 
very, very sweet." 

Even though graduation is still a 
few semesters away, Vincent is already 
using her education to achieve her 
dreams. In 2008, she purchased The 
Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame 
and Fine Art, the local art gallery and 
frame shop where she's been working 
while studying at LVC. 

Supporting Diversity 

When Dr. Jessica Bagley Gazsi *07> 
D*09 first arrived at the Valley, she 
was eager to get involved with as many 
campus activities as possible. That's 
what made her an excellent recipient 
of LVC s Multicultural Fellowship — 

which she received each of her four 
years in Annville. 

"It was different than the typical 
scholarship, because it came with 
some responsibility to be involved 
with multicultural activities around 
the campus," Gazsi explained. She 
became involved in programming 
and activities that made a difference 
at LVC, everything from the campus 
theater group, Wig and Buckle, to 
Christian organizations and the 
College's Young Republicans. "It was a 

There are many ways to help offset the cost 
of a Valley education for our students and 
continue to make a difference through the 
decades. Alumni and friends interested in 
contributing to an established scholarship 
or creating a scholarship or book fund of 
their own can contact Jamie Cecil M'07, 
director of development, at 
or 1-866-LVC-1866 (1-866-582-1866) for more 

really good experience. Seeing diversity 
created a heightened awareness, and it 
was good to know there was someone 
there watching out for you." 

Gazsi noted the LVC scholarship 
program itself creates greater diversity 
on campus. "Many of the schools I 
saw didn't have as many merit-based 
scholarships as LVC, and there was a 
real divide between those people who 
could and couldn't pay for school. 
I think when you walk on LVC's 
campus, you don't know who's getting 
a scholarship — you have no idea. But 
most people are getting some sort of 
aid — merit-based or otherwise — and 
that eliminates the divide and levels 
the playing field. Everyone's there for 
the same reason: they love the school." 

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Providing a Home 

The generous alumni and friends of 
the College who endow and support 
scholarships help open worlds to 
students who might otherwise be 
unable to afford a private, liberal arts 
education. These donors help brighten 
the future as they honor the past and 
maintain connections with the Valley. 
They also help give todays students a 
connection to a community to which 
they can always return. 

"Ever since I was 17 years old, I've 
been independent, working to cover 
all my expenses while going to high 
school," said Charlie Johnson *11, 
D'13- "College was always my dream, 
but I didn t know how I could afford 
the tuition." 

But Johnson felt at home at LVC 
right away. "I graduated from a small 
high school, and when I walked 
onto LVC s campus, I knew this 
community felt right." He's grateful 
to the College s Financial Aid Office 
for telling him about LVC's many 
scholarship opportunities. "My 
Vickroy Scholarship helps me manage 
my tuition. It also inspires me to keep 
my grades up every semester." 

A physical therapy major, Johnson is 
confident about graduating in two 
years — and finding employment as a 
physical therapist after that. "This 
College is giving me the best education 
I could ever have. My scholarship is 
possible only because of alumni who 
support LVC. For the first time, I've 
found a real home, and it is here at LVC." 

Editors Note: Visit the LVC website to read 
more scholarship stories. For example, Anita 
and Stanley Steiner 70 were interviewed 
after meeting Alyssa Wargo '11, the 13 th 
recipient of The Stanley and Anita Steiner 
Scholarship, which they established in 1996. 
For the full story, visit 

Christine Brandt Little is a 
freelance writer from Gettysburg 
who writes frequently for 
Celebrate Gettysburg. 

Calling All Graduates: 

The Alumni Association Scholarship 

The Alumni Association Scholarship 
offers a unique opportunity for LVC 
graduates. "It's a way for those who 
have graduated to help those who 
are still attending LVC and provide 
them with a resource that will allow 
them to prosper without having 
to worry so much about funds" 
saidTabitha Brobst "11 f a recent 
scholarship recipient. 

"I think scholarships are one of 
the major centerpieces of life at LVC/' 
Brobst added. "There are very few 
people with whom I have spoken 
who are not on a scholarship of one 
sort or another. It's a great relief to 
know that it's affordable to attend a 
private college of this quality, thanks 
to the help of scholarships such as 
the Alumni Association Scholarship." 

The success and longevity ofThe 
Alumni Association Scholarship 
Program over the decades is due to 
the generosity of many alumni who 
have donated their time and dollars, 
and those who continue to do so. 
Dr. Kristen Angstadt '74 is one 
such volunteer. 

Angstadt began serving on the 
newly formed Alumni Council in the 
mid-1990s, quickly becoming vice 
president and later president. Diane 
Wenger '92, then LVC's alumni 
director, recruited Angstadt to chair 
The Alumni Association Scholarship 
Committee— a role she fills to this day. 

Realizing that people were busier 
than ever, Angstadt recruited 
additional members by formalizing 
the structure and meeting times, 
and re-emphasizing students as the 
group's priority. "We established a 
model for the scholarship committee 
that would allow for evening interviews 
of student applicants," she said. 
"We interview the students— all of 
whom have shown great financial 
need, academic success, and good 
character earlier in the application 
process— in 15-20 minute time 
periods. The students are all 
outstanding scholars; many are 
the first in their families to attend 
college. You always want to do more 
to help them." 

Unfortunately, the fund remains 
relatively unchanged since Angstadt 
first chaired the committee in 1996, 
with around $7,000 awarded annually. 
"Most of the donations come from 

Tabitha Brobst '11 and Dr. Kristen Angstadt 74 

alumni who serve or who have 
served on the committee," she 
noted. "We would like to increase 
the amount of the scholarships 
and number of recipients and feel 
alumni would want to support the 
scholarship if they were made more 
aware of its existence and purpose. 

"Meeting and interviewing the 
eight finalists is very rewarding for 
the committee; we can clearly see 
that they will be future leaders," 
Angstadt stated. "The only difficult 
part is that, unless other alumni 
contribute, we can only make a small 
dent in their extreme academic debt." 

Angstadt has made additional 
financial and time commitments 
to back up her optimism. While 
maintaining her role with the Alumni 
Association, she continues to serve 
on the College's Board of Trustees 
and recently established The David 
A. Hoffman, M.D., Memorial Prize 
in honor of her late husband. The 
prize is awarded annually to the 
highest-ranking senior who has been 
accepted into and is planning to 
attend medical school. 

Still, the Alumni Association 
Scholarship is of primary importance 
to Angstadt. "We encourage all 
alumni to become involved. Meeting 
these students and hearing their 
stories enables us to feel connected 
and reinforces the committee's 
purpose," she said. "We can help 
these students financially and, 
in some cases, establish broader 
connections that last beyond the 
15-minute interview." 

For more information on how to 
contribute to the Alumni Association 
Scholarship, please contact Jamie 
Cecil M'07, director of development, 
at or 1-866-LVC-1866 


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Suzanne H.Arnold 

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Modernist Prints: 1900-1950 

November 4-December 18, 201 1 

Fernand Leger T Composition, 1920, Itthograph on brown wove paper 
9^ x 7 w 4 rncbes, courtesy of the Syracuse Umversity Art Collection 

<* Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the 20th Century in 
Art, Politics and Culture 

January 20-Makch 18, 2012 

Arnold Newman. Pablo Picasso, painter, sculptor, printmaker, Valluris, 
France, 1954, silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 inches 
Copyright Arnold Newman/Getty images. This show <s organized by 
artsart Circulating Exhibitions, 

41st Annual juried Art Exhibition 

April 6-22, 2012 

+ Karen Rich Beall and Deborah Sigel: Botanical Forms 

May4-June 24, 2012 

left: Karen Rich Beall, Hybrid (From My Trials), 2011, felted wool, 
cotton thread, wire, 12 x 12 x 63 inches 

right: Deborah Sigel, Wisp, 2008, Egyptian paste and steel, 
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Selections from the Permanent Collection 

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"Presidents need to be humble about what 
they are able to do by themselves. . . . 
Indeed, we should probably speak more 
properly not of what our presidents did 
but of what our presidents caused us to do 

together, collectively, in this community. 
Whatever I am able to accomplish here 
in the years to come will be, in fact, your 


After six years 

as LVC's vice president for academic affairs 
and dean of the faculty, and seven years as its 
17th president, Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald 
announced in May that he will retire effective 
June 30, 2012. 

MacDonald s 13 years at the Valley have 
been marked by major building and capital 
projects, the expansion of the Colleges 
academic programs, and a deepening of its 
relationship with the neighboring community 
of Annville. MacDonald has worked with 
LVC administration, alumni, and trustees to 
raise more than $55 million for the Colleges 
Great Expectations campaign and has overseen 
unprecedented growth in the number of 
incoming freshmen over the years. 

But if you ask MacDonald to name one 
experience that speaks most eloquently about 
his leadership style, it may be the way he and 
his administration saw the College through the 
recent Great Recession. 

"It seemed to everyone that the ground was 
moving under our feet," he said of those difficult 
months in the fall of 2008. "We did not make 
our enrollment goal — that was the first time we 

hadn't made it in a long time. We were fearful 
that we might suffer great attrition during the 
upcoming semester break. We were hearing 
anecdotally from many of our students that their 
parents were losing their jobs and experiencing 
foreclosures. There was a lot of suffering that was 
hitting home with our students, and we were 
deeply concerned." 

MacDonald took a characteristically straight- 
forward approach. "We wrote letters to every 
single one of our students," he said. "We were 
honest with them — we said we were in this 
together, and that we didn't want to lose even 
one of our students. We told them that if they 
were encountering any serious difficulties, we 
wanted them to talk to us, and that if it was within 
our power, we would help them get through the 
recession with them as our students. We put some 
money on the table, and several hundred students 
came to us, and we were able to help them. As a 
result, we suffered very little attrition." 

The fruits of that honesty and generosity were 
far-reaching, MacDonald remembered. "We won 
a lot of friends from people who were in distress, 
and among those who were not," he said. "The 
students and families rightly took our actions as 
a measure of the bond that we had forged with 
our students." 

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halls and see the past in the pres( 
1 imagine the spirits of all those 
other students and faculty and 
staff — those friendly ghosts — 
who haunt this place, whom I 

imagine watching with interest and 
commenting on our doings. ... I 
think of the responsibility that I 
bear to them as well as to you, th 
responsibility that we all bear to 
them and to this fragile thing that i* 
our enterprise." 




I i 

This bond extended to the employees of the College, as 
well. "We kept faith with our own people. We didn't lay 
anyone off," he said. 

"I was challenged by those very difficult days," MacDonald 
admitted. "But I'm most pleased that we didn't panic, that 
we remained calm and steadfast in that storm, and that we 
brought this place through those difficult times. We kept our 
students, we kept our staff, and we did a pretty good job. I 
didn't do it by myself — there were a lot of people with me — 
but I think as a leadership team we demonstrated the kind 
of grace under fire that you want to see from the people in 
charge of a place like this." 

Enhancing a Sense of Place 

During his tenure as president, MacDonald has overseen 
$56 million in major capital projects that have expanded 
and enhanced the campus, including the two-stage 
renovation of Lynch Memorial Hall, the $18.1 -million 
renovation of the Neidig-Garber Science Center, the 
construction of the the $ 1 1 .2-million Stanson Residence 

Hall, the $2.3-million restoration of the exterior of the 
Humanities/Administration Building, and the $13.3-million 
renovation of the Mund College Center, scheduled for 
completion this spring. 

"These were not monuments to my creativity," MacDonald 
demurred. "But they were things that we had to do because 
the College needed the space and the facilities, and they were 
extraordinarily successful." 

While he wont take credit for creativity, MacDonald will 
admit to a sense of satisfaction in managing the projects 
well. "With every building project, we were able to finish 
not only on time but within budget, and I take great pride 
in having exercised the budgetary discipline to do that. I had 
excellent collaborators working with me, and the fact that 
we did the projects well and with financial responsibility is a 
mark of our having kept faith with our Board of Trustees." 

Taking a historical perspective, MacDonald noted that 
leading the College through these building projects was, 
to a certain extent, a matter of completing a process begun 
by his predecessors. "Over the last quarter century — from 


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presidents Synodinos and Pollick to my years — we've 
transformed this campus into a beautiful place where people 
want to study, work, and play, and spend an important part of 
their years. That's one of the things that I look back on as a legacy, 
because a sense of place is crucially important for a college." 

Broadening and Deepening the College's 
Academic Programs 

As dean of the faculty from 1998 
to 2004, MacDonald worked 
closely with the College's faculty 
to strengthen and enrich LVC's 
academic life. He led faculty to 
place a renewed emphasis on 
advising as part of students' first- 
year experience. He prompted a 
reform of the faculty evaluation 
process that finally resulted 
in the institutionalization of 
peer evaluation at LVC and he 
played important supporting 
roles or initiated the creation 
of new programs in art, digital 
communications, and the first-year 
seminar program. MacDonald is particularly pleased with 
the success of the College's Physical Therapy Program, which 
received its initial accreditation in 2003 and graduated its 
first Doctors of Physical Therapy in 2006. "Our folks in the 
PT program worked very hard to get accreditation, and I 
was able to help them in that process. I derive a considerable 
amount of satisfaction from the program's success." 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald congratulates Pennsylvania 
Governor Tom Corbett VI on receiving LVC s Founders 
Day Award 

Establishing Strong Community 

MacDonald's impact has extended beyond campus as well, 
into the surrounding community of Annville. "I'm pleased 
that I've been able to reestablish strong bonds of mutual trust 
and respect with the local community," he said. "We've been 
able to shape a good collaborative relationship, a real sense 
of respect and good faith with those good folks in Annville 
Township. I believe we truly respect and like each other." 

His recent work with the 
community includes supporting 
Annville's streetscape improve- 
ment projects through matching 
grants and in-kind contributions. 
In addition, he has supported 
and encouraged LVC staff and 
students to become increasingly 
involved in charitable and 
educational projects that link 
campus and community on 
many levels, from volunteering 
in the community to initiating 
programs in neighboring school 
MacDonald notes that the 
sense of good will and cooperation enjoyed between LVC 
and the surrounding community during his tenure has stood 
both groups in good stead when conflicts have arisen — 
like when LVC sought permission from the township s 
historic architecture review board to raze a building for 
a construction project. "We had some principled, honest 
disagreement on both sides, but the dispute was never 

FUTURE PLANS: Reading, Playing,Traveling 

After 13 years of focused achievement, what does the future hold for MacDonald? "That's 
easy," he said. "I need to do a lot of reading — I have a reading list that has grown lengthier 
and lengthier over the last eight years. 

"And I want to learn to play the piano," he added, noting that he first began taking 
lessons in his fifties, while serving as the associate dean at Dickinson College in Carlisle. 
"I was taking lessons from the local teacher, and I was preceded by a six-year-old and 
followed by an eight-year-old, but I had to give it up when I came here as dean." 

MacDonald added that he and his wife, Mary Warner, plan to travel, both to visit places 
they've never been and to revisit places he hasn't seen in decades. "About 500 years ago 
I was a soldier in Vietnam," he said. "I left there in 1964, when I was just a kid. I'm very 
curious to go back and see what the place is like." 


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"And this, stripped of highfalutin 
rhetoric, is what we mean by 
liberally educated. Not something 
soft and willowy, but something 
fierce and wondrous: nothing less 
than the capacity to understand 
the universe. What a fierce and 
wondrous thing that is!" 


acrimonious, and in the end we were able to come to an 

The Richest Reward 

While MacDonald takes great satisfaction in the transformation 
of LVCs campus, in the growth of its academic offerings, and 
in the development of its community relationships, he notes 
that the deepest rewards of his career took place on a more 
individual scale: "One of the greatest satisfactions has been 
teaching people to think," he said. "Not teaching people 
stuff. The longer I taught, the less I wanted to teach stuff — 
information — and the more I wanted to teach students to 
read and write about things that they were interested in. 
I wanted to see students write and shape their ideas and 
arguments. That's been a great satisfaction, and if what I said 
in my inaugural was true — and I think it was and is — that 
remains the great task of what liberal education is about." 


President MacDonald's Years at LVC 










MacDonald joins LVC community as Dean of Faculty, 
Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Digital Communications major introduced 

First- Year Seminar Program introduced 

College receives 10-year reaccreditation from 
Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Schools 

Physical Therapy Program receives candidacy 

Art and Art History major introduced 

Peer-review adopted in practice for faculty tenure and 
promotion system 

MacDonald named LVCs 17th president 

First stage of Lynch Memorial Hall renovations 

Board of Trustees adopts revised Strategic Plan for 

Graduation of first class of Doctors of Physical Therapy 

"Great Expectations" campaign, with a $50 million goal, 
concludes, raising more than $55 million for College 

$18.1 million Neidig-Garber Science renovation 

Final stage of Lynch Memorial Hall renovation 

Campus master plan completed 

$11.2 million Stanson Hall residence completed 

$2.3 million Humanities Center exterior restoration 

Board of Trustees adopts revised Strategic Plan for 

Mens and women's intercollegiate lacrosse returns to 

Largest new student cohort in College s history 
(510 students) enrolls at LVC 

$13.3 million renovation of Mund College Center 

College receives 10-year reaccreditation from Commis- 
sion of Higher Education of the Middle States Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Schools 

Stephen MacDonald retires on June 30 




Presidents need to have a high tolerance for ambiguity, 
so I'm prepared to counsel the next president to be 
both bold and be patient. Any person who wants to be 
president of a college will be ambitious. That person will 
want to do a lot of things and will want to get going. 
That's good. The new president should be bold. At the 
same time, you have to embrace the culture and people 
of this new place. Solutions and tactics that may have 
been effective at one college might not work at another 
and there's no way to figure these things out unless you 
are patient, and take the time to listen carefully, and be 
humble. It's hard to tell college presidents to be humble 
because they usually aren't, and I understand that. But 
if your readiness to be bold is going to be effective and 
used for good purposes, it has to be directed thoughtfully, 
so you have to understand the place that you are in. So 
be bold and be patient, and, most of all, I guess, be smart. 


Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer 
from Gettysburg who writes frequently for 
Celebrate Gettysburg. 

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NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. 


Dr. Sheryl Drake-Traudt '92 and her 

husband, Dr. John Traudt, welcomed a 
daughter, Hailey Claire, into their family 
on July 21. She joins brothers, Cole, 7, 
and Carter, 5. Sheryl is in private practice 
in Albany, N.Y. 

Steven E. Carpenter '93 and Derrie 
Paquette welcomed a son, Timothy James, 
into their family on May 3, 2010. Steve 
is the North Pittsburgh hiring manager 
and trainer at Prime Communications in 
Allison Park. 

Catherine Crissman Sullivan '94 and her 

husband, David M. Sullivan '92, welcomed a 
son, Crissman Jamison, into their family on 
June 30, 2010. He joins sister Alexandra, 2. 

Craig S. Campbell '95 and his wife, Ingrid, 
welcomed a son, Judah Solace, into their 
family on March 30. Dr. Phylis C. Dryden, 

professor emerita of English at LVC, and 
her husband, Michael, are the proud 

Jayanth J. Franklin '97 and his wife, 
Cristen, welcomed a daughter, India 
Grace, into their family on June 8. 

Nancy Seidel Ziegenfuss '97 and her 
husband, Chris D. Ziegenfuss '97, 

welcomed a son, Simon Maxwell, into 
their family on April 15. Simon joins 
brother Preston, 7, and sister Jocelyn, 4. 
Nancy works part-time as the director of 
Christian education at St. Paul's United 
Church of Christ in Sellersville. Chris is a 
senior associate scientist at SGS M-Scan 
Inc. in West Chester. 

Meghan Toppin Beidle '98 and her 
husband, Nicholas Beidle '99 f welcomed 
a son, Zachary William, into their family 
on April 7. 

Melanie Orth Henery '99 and her husband, 
Jason D. Henery '97, welcomed a daughter, 
Sage Warren, into their family on May 20. 
Melanie is a director of IT quality for 
Pfizer, Inc., and Jason is an environmental 
occupational health and safety coordinator 
for Colgate-Palmolive. 

Amanda Snoke Dubbs, Esq., '00 and 

her husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, 
Samuel, into their family on Nov. 10, 

Kathryn "Kate" Laepple Hertzog '00 and 

her husband, Ed, welcomed their first 
daughter, Lucy Rose Kelly, on April 7. 

Dorene Heckman Byler '01 and her 
husband, Nathan D. Byler '01, welcomed 
a daughter, Genevieve Hope, into their 
family on April 4. She joins brother Luke, 
who turned 3 in July. 

Kelly Cooney Watts '01 and her husband, 
Harry, welcomed a son, Cole Allen, into 
their family on Nov. 26, 2010. 

Benjamin "Ben" Scott Eberts '02 and his 

wife, Kimberly, welcomed a son, Ryan 
Jacob, into their family on May 31. 

Michelle Lomas Heizmann '02 and her 
husband, Andrew C. Heizmann '02, 

welcomed a son, Aidan Andrew, into 
their family on Dec. 7, 2010. Andrew 
received his masters degree in educational 
leadership and his principal certification 
from Cabrini College in December 2010. 
He is a middle school music teacher in the 
Norristown Area School District. 

Jennifer North Roberts '02 and her 
husband, Tyler Christopher Roberts '02, 

welcomed a daughter, Addison Grace, into 
their family on July 18, 2010. 

Marissa Shaw Rosenfield '02 and her 

husband, Kacey, welcomed a daughter, 
Harper Grace, into their family on July 3 1 , 
2010. Marissa is a remedial reading teacher 

for the Winchester Board of Education in 
Winsted, Conn. 

Trisha Fatula Zellers '02 and her husband, 
Brian N. Zellers '02, welcomed a son, 
Brady Nicholas Paul, into their family on 
March 18. 

Rebecca Jacquette Bair '03 and her 
husband, Gregory Wayne Bair II, Esq., '03, 

welcomed a son, Elijah Gregory, into their 
family on May 18. Greg is an attorney at 
Stock and Leader, LLP, in York. 

Michael Allan and Edward Jason Kuntzpose 
with the Dutchman mascot 

Jennifer Peirson Kuntz '03 and her husband, 
Jason Kuntz, welcomed a son, Michael 
Allan, into their family on May 3. Jason is 
the director of residential life at LVC. 

David LoBianco '03 and his wife, Noreen 
Livoti, welcomed a daughter, Tessa Marie, 
into their family on Nov. 3, 2010. 

Lindsey Forry Miller '03 and her husband, 
Richard Miller Jr. '06, welcomed a son, 
Ewan Beckett, into their family on April 25. 


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Ewan Beckett Miller 

Spencer William Silar 

Paige Cecil holding baby brother 
Benjamin Matthew 

Jeanine McAbee Snyder '06 with husband, 
Christopher, and daughter, Bailey Elizabeth 

Kristi Riley-Piatt '03 and her husband, 
Andrew J. Piatt '04, welcomed a son, 
Colin James, into their family on April 5. 

Molly L Spangenberg '03 and her 
husband, Joseph A. Eveler '03 f welcomed 
a son, Calvin Clark, into their family 
on Sept. 23, 2010. Molly and Joe both 
teach music in the Stafford County Public 
Schools in Fredericksburg, Va. 

Lindsay Maus Psulkowski '04 and her 

husband, Doug, welcomed a son, Colin 
Douglas, into their family on May 2. 
Lindsay is assistant vice president, portfolio 
administrator, at First Niagara Bank in 
Plymouth Meeting. 

Staci Storti Silar '05 and her husband, 
William "Billy" Silar '05, welcomed a 
son, Spencer William, into their family on 
Feb. 2. 

Melissa Andrews Dehart '06 and her 

husband, George, welcomed a son, 
Andrew, into their family on Feb. 23. 

Carrie Krug Nedick '06 and her husband, 
John Nedick '06, welcomed a son, Preston 
John, into their family on Jan. 16. 

Jeanine McAbee Snyder '06 and her 

husband, Christopher, welcomed a 
daughter, Bailey Elizabeth, into their 
family on March 14. 

Jeremy A. Umbenhauer '06 and his wife, 
Jessica, welcomed a daughter, Emma Rai, 
into their family on March 17. 

Jamie Deck Cecil M'07, director of 
development at LVC, and her husband, J. 
Matthew "Matt" Cecil M'10 f welcomed a 
son, Benjamin Matthew, into their family 
on May 27. Ben joins sister Paige, 3. 

Elise DeVere Snyder '07 and her husband, 
Ryan, welcomed a daughter, Kalyra Brynn, 
on May 28. 



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football, Spring Arts 
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DO yOU ever catch yourself reminiscing 
Ityour days at the Valley? Now is your chance to relive those memories with 
your friends and classmates. We need your help in developing the spring 2012 
issue of The Valley. You can submit favorite memories, events, groups, and more 
for possible inclusion in the next issue; photos are welcome. Information can be 
sent to Tom Hanrahan at or can be contributed through 
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We would like to compile a "Top 10," "Top 25," or "Top ??" list 
with your assistance. 

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Class News & Notes 

Friends of the College 

Brian Boyer and his wife, Crystal, 
welcomed a daughter, Lauren Bristol, into 
their family on June 26. Brian is the public 
safety supervisor at LVC. 

Keo Oura Kounlavong-Sabath, associate 
director of admission at LVC, and her 
husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, 
Henry, into their family on March 27. 

Paul Snyder, OneCard coordinator and 
communications technician at LVC, and 
his wife, Natalie, welcomed a son, Evan 
Riley, into their family on April 9. 


Dr. Marianne E. Boltz '92 and Tuan 
Gormican exchanged wedding vows on 
June 20, 2009, in Beach Haven, NJ. 
Cristal Renzo '93 and Tara Hottenstein '92 

served as bridesmaids. Marianne is a 
pediatric optometrist at Penn State 
Hershey Department of Ophthalmology. 
She is serving her fourth term on the 
board of the Pennsylvania Optometric 

Connie Sumner '99 and Samuel Godfrey 
exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 14, 
2010, in York. Angie Coval Godfrey '98 

was in attendance. Connie is a senior 
talent management consultant at Towers 
Watson in Philadelphia. 

(L to r.): Stacy Bechtel '02, Kristin Saylor, Dr. Meredith Ann McGinley '02, Lois Fegan '02, Lisa 
Moyer '02, and Amanda Fortney '02 

Dr. Christopher Siegler '01 and Charlene 
Hackenheimer exchanged wedding 
vows on Sept. 4, 2010. They welcomed 
a son, Evan Tyler, into their family on 
Nov. 26, 2010. Chris received his Ph.D. 
in chemistry from the University of 
Washington in March 201 1. He is a 
senior analytical specialist with the Dow 
Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. 

Diana Danielle Bashinsky '02 and Peter 
Witman exchanged wedding vows at the 
Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nev., on 
March 6. Stephanie Capriotti '01 was the 
bridesmaid. Philip McCarthy '00, Amy 
Wasserleben Butler '01 r and Kyla Snyder 
'05 were guests at the reception. Diana 
is the deputy treasurer in the Schuylkill 
County Treasurer's Office in Pottsville. 

(L to r.) Kristina Zone Lott '04, Christina Marie Ziegler '04, and Carl Richard 

Jocelyn Erin Korp '02 and Christopher 
Scott Grassley exchanged wedding vows on 
May 28 in Bloomsburg. Maggie Holman 
Weagley '02 served as a bridesmaid 
and Carrie Smeltzer Boyer '01 , M'06 
served as matron of honor. Jocelyn is 
an administrative case manager for the 
Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental 
Retardation Program. 

Dr. Meredith Ann McGinley '02 and 

Joseph Wilkey exchanged wedding vows 
on June 19, 2009, in Oak Brook, 111. 
Lois Fegan '02 served as maid of honor. 
Amanda Fortney '02, Stacy Bechtel '02, 
and Lisa Moyer '02 were in attendance. 
Meredith is an assistant professor of 
psychology in the graduate counseling 
psychology department at Chatham 
University in Pittsburgh. 

Christina Marie Ziegler '04 and Carl 
Richard exchanged wedding vows on 
July 9 in Blandon. Kristina Zane Lott '04 

was in attendance. Christina is a learning 
support aide in the Fleetwood Area School 

Samantha Erin Heere-Beyer '07 and 
Matthew Thomas Blaisse '07 exchanged 
wedding vows on May 14 in Annville. 
Caleb Flick '07 served as a groomsman. 
Matthew Mainster '08 and Greg 
Strohman '08 provided music for the 
ceremony. LVC alumni in attendance 
were Todd Boden '07, Tom Davidson '09, 
Charlie Hopta '08 f Tony Marasco '08 f 
Sarah Pugh '10, Holly Frey Serio '08 r 
Philip Serio '06 f and Erin Dean Tennyson 
'08. LVC faculty in attendance included 
Dr. Michael Day, professor of physics; 


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Dr. Rebecca Lister, associate professor of 
music; Dr. Renee Lapp Norris, associate 
professor of music; Dr. Dennis Sweigart, 

professor emeritus of music; and Dr. Scott 
Walck, chair and professor of physics. 
Matt received his master s degree in 
engineering acoustics from Penn State 
University in December 2010. He is the 
owner/operator of Matt Blaisse Piano 
Service in Harrisburg. 

Gayle Suzanne Freeman '08 and Jameson 
Andrew Moore '07 exchanged wedding 
vows on July 31, 2010, in Lemoyne. Laura 
Hain Motter '97, cousin of the bride, 
served as co-matron of honor. Jerilyn 
Oehme '08 and Megan Sargero '08 
served as bridesmaids. Brett Buzdygon '07 
served as a groomsman. Dr. Rebecca 
Lister, LVC associate professor of music, 
served as the vocalist. Sarah Lennard 
Buzdygon '07, James O'Brien '07, Kelly 
Wenrich O'Brien '07, Edward Myers '06, 
Brendan Fullam '07, Michael Layser '06, 
Jill DeBiasse Donley '08, Matthew 
Donley '10, Trey Little '09, Terry Motter '97, 
and Jane Hassinger Schader '78 were in 
attendance. Gayle is employed by the 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 
in Doylestown and is a graduate student 
at Drexel University, working toward her 
masters degree in arts administration. 
Jameson is employed by The Pennington 
School in New Jersey as a social studies 
teacher and coordinator of weekend 

Dr. Alexis Nicole Krokonko '08, D'10 
and Brian Carl Weidow '08 exchanged 
wedding vows on Sept. 4, 2010, in 
Hershey. Dr. Jaime Brown '08, D'10 served 
as a bridesmaid. Dr. Chelsea Wenrich '08, 
D'10; Dr. Emily Stouffer Greinke '08, D'10; 
Dr. Holly Feeser Gouse '08, D'10; Dr. Amy 
Weist 08, D'10; Dr. Brynne Keeley 09. D'11; 
Anthony Smoker '09; Michael Greinke 
'08; Brandon Wagner '08; Grant Martzall 
'07; Jennifer Roberts Martzall '07; 
Robert Miller '08; and Justin Simmons '08 
were in attendance. 

Dr. Emily Stouffer '08, D'10 and Michael 
J. Greinke '08 exchanged wedding vows on 
May 21 in Carlisle. Courtney Lindgren '06, 
Erika Maury '08, Kristen Hoover '08, 
Anthony Marasco '08, Stephen Spotts *10, 
Jeremy Mann '08, and Joseph Stolarick '08 
were members of the bridal party. 

Class Notes 

During a surprise 
celebration, Ernie 
Weirick '39 was 

honored by Boy Scout 
Troop 422 as the second-oldest living 
Eagle Scout in the United States. Ernie, 
94 years young, received the Eagle Scout 
medal during a rededication ceremony in 
Port St. Lucie, Fla., in June. He received 
his original Eagle Scout medal on Jan. 26, 
1935, as a member of Troop 54 in Penn- 
sylvania. A lifelong supporter of scouting, 
Ernie still subscribes to Boys Life magazine 
and served for 14 years on the executive 
council of the Keystone Area Council of 
the Boy Scouts of America. His daughter, 
Bonnie Weirick Carl '65, a retired teacher, 
pinned the medal during the event. 

Ernie graduated from LVC with a degree 
in business administration. He worked 
for Kodak, eventually becoming a senior 
executive. Ernie and his wife, June, moved 
from Mechanicsburg to Port St. Lucie a 
little over a year ago and remain involved 
in Scouting activities. 

Ernie Weirick '39 

Dr. Dorothy Landis 
Gray '44 has been 
actively involved in 
the Sarasota Opera 
Guild in Florida, serving as chair of the 
prologue committee for 12 years. During 
the summer and fall while in Pennsylvania, 
she plays piano at the Allen Theatre in 

Dr. James E. Gregg '50 

was recently inducted 
into the faculty Hall 
of Honor at California 
State University, Chico, for outstanding 
teaching and service from 1959 to 1994. 
He served as chair of the political science 
and journalism departments, graduate 
dean, director of research, and associate 
vice president. 

Floyd ML Baturin, Esq., '51 was recently 
presented a Certificate of Appreciation 
from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
for his 40 years of service to the war 
veterans of Central Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Miriam Light Dengler '53 wrote to 

say her grandson, Joel G. Ramos '12, is 

a fourth-year student at LVC. She states, 
"Thank you for good teaching." 

Dr. David Willoughby '55 recently received 
the Eastern New Mexico University 
Foundation s Distinguished Faculty Emeriti 

Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 plays clarinet 
with the Bainbridge Band, giving local 
concerts during the summer months. 
Accompanied by a pianist, she also plays 
one-hour concerts at local retirement 

Robert D. Sensenig '58 is still teaching 
an Astronomy 105 course at Monroe 
Community College. He states, "Gasp!! I'll 
soon be 75 — is that possible?" This year, 
as in past years, he rode 70 miles in a bike- 
a-thon benefitting diabetes research. He's 
enjoying his semi-retirement "enormously," 
and said, "Thanks for keeping in touch 
with me!" 

After 49 years in pediatric dentistry, Dr. 
Kenneth C. Troutman '58 retired from his 
position as clinical professor of pediatric 
dentistry and director of pediatric dentistry 
advanced specialty education programs at 
the University of California at Los Angeles. 
He says that his career took him around 
the world and gave him the opportunity 
to meet many wonderful people, and he 
wishes to thank LVC for helping him get 
off to a great start! 

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Class News & Notes 

Carolyn Schairer Moyer '59 and her 
husband, Karl E. Moyer '59, recendy 
celebrated 50 years of marital bliss. Karl first 
proposed to Carolyn en route home from 
attending the wedding of another LVC 
sweetheart couple, Darlene Steiner Lebo '58 
and John Lebo '58, who attended the 
Moyers' 50th anniversary dinner as special 
guests. The Moyers' two daughters closed 
the anniversary dinner by performing the 
first movement from the "Duo for Violin 
and Violoncello" by Zoltan Koday. 

Catharine Hellick Van Ness '59 has retired 
from substitute teaching and plans on 

Dr. Robert C. Lau '65, 

by invitation, conducted 
L wAw fl his choral work, "Sing 

to the Lord a New 
Song," at the "Music in Worship" reading 
sessions of the National Convention of the 
American Choral Directors Association in 
March. The convention, held in Chicago, 
attracted more than 4,000 choral directors 
from across the nation. 

Edward B. Ruth Jr. '65 was recognized 
as an honorary alumnus in the Milton 
Hershey School Alumni Association during 
Milton Hershey School's homecoming in 
September. He was a biology teacher and 
administrator at Milton Hershey for 38 
years, retiring in 2003. In addition, Ruth 
will be inducted into the Milton Hershey 
School Spartan Hall of Fame in recognition 
of his work as a cross-country coach. He 
initiated the school's cross country program 
in 1967 and coached for 14 years. 

Audrey Wahler Smith '65 and her husband, 
George, enjoyed a week in Paris with Linda 
Slonaker Conrad '64 and Ed Conrad '64 in 

August 2010. 

Duane H. LeBaron, Esq., '67 received his 
juris doctorate from the Dickinson School 
of Law in 1970 and his master's degree in 
law from Temple University in 1984. He is 
a classical guitarist and a third-degree black 
belt in Ken Po Karate. 

Larry J. Painter '67 continues to teach 
sociology and psychology at Falcon High 
School in Falcon, Colo. 

Duane H. LeBaron, Esq., *67 

Paula Snyder Aboyoun '68, a registered 
nurse, has been working part-time for 
Capital City Nurses in Maryland. She and 
her husband, Charles, have three married 
children, four grandchildren, and love to 

The Rev. Ralph Lenker Heagy '68 retired 
from full-time parish ministry after 39 years 
as an ordained minister of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in America. He and his 

wife, Colleen, are enjoying life in Vero 
Beach, Fla., raising a golden retriever puppy 
for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. 

David A. Brubaker '69 recendy published 
"From Fear to Love: Transforming 
Revelation" (Booklocker Inc., 2011). It is 
a revolutionary explanation of the biblical 
book of Revelation as a serious resource for 
spiritual growth. 

Dr. Michael Campbell '69 has joined the 
music faculty at Young Harris College in 
Georgia. He directs the jazz ensemble, runs 
the saxophone studio, and teaches upper 
division music education classes. 

Larry A. Bowman 70 

was one of two 
individuals awarded 
the newly created 
Pennsylvania Certified Chamber 
Executive designation by the Pennsylvania 
Association of Chamber Professionals 
(PACP) at its fall 2010 conference. He 
was also elected chair of PACP's board of 
directors for 2011. 

(L to n): Becky Huber Davidowski, Cheryl AcostaKieseU Claire L Fiedler, Nancy McCullough Long- 
necker, Elizabeth Todt DiBenedetto, Phyllis Brown Johnson, and Jan E. Smith, all Class of 1972 



Norman Sutphin 71 has relocated to 
the Denver, Colo., area where he is the 
organist at Trinity United Methodist 
Church in Denver. 

For the 27th consecutive year, Charles 
"Chip" Etter '72 organized and led a 
camping, kayaking, and rafting trip 
on the Cheat River in W.Va., and the 
Youghiogheny River in Maryland, in mid- 
June. LVC alumni joining Chip were Walt 
Frankowski '73, Ken Gilberg '73, Dave 
Guare '76, and John Mardula '73, among 

Nancy McCullough Longnecker '72 

recently took a trip to Chicago with some 
of her LVC friends from Keister Hall. The 
friends gather every year and took time out 
of this year's fun-filled trip to pose for the 

camera while wearing their LVC T-shirts, 
compliments of the Office of Alumni 

Linda Witmer Thompson '73 and her 
husband, Richard B. Thompson '71, 

have both recently retired. Linda retired 
from the Frederick County (Md.) Public 
Schools in June after 21 years. After 38 
years of federal service, Richard retired 
in April from his position as the associate 
director for security policy in the Office 
of the Secretary, U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT). He worked for 
the DOT for 25 years, the first 13 of 
which were with the Federal Aviation 
Administration. He had previously worked 
for the Office of Personnel Management. 

The Rev. Dr. H.E. Moore '74 is the director 
of educational programs for the Clergy 
Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School 
in Durham, N.C. 

Patricia Hamilton Tison '74 is enjoying 
life in Maine. She is partially retired from 
diverse employment including teaching 
preschool through grade 6 and serving as 
teaching director for a private alternative 
school. Pat states that she's forever thankful 
for all that LVC did and has done to help 
her through life. 

Lonna Snavely Thompson, Esq., '75 

was recently promoted to executive vice 
president and chief operating officer 
for the Association of Public Television 

Sedentary Solution | 


When an injury put a damper on the active lifestyle of Steve 
Bordley '77, he did something that most people wouldn't think 
to do: he invented a solution. While in recovery, Bordley grew 
uncomfortable with the sedentary nature of his work and 
tried a number of ways to stay fit while on the job. He started 
with a recumbent bike under his desk, but soon found that by 
mounting a work station above a treadmill, he could walk at a 
slow pace, get his work done, and stay active. 

"The results were amazing after six weeks," said Bordley. 

"I lost more than 25 pounds, my back issues went away, I 
slept better, felt more energized, and was happier in general." 

This success inspired Bordley to look further into the health 
benefits of combining exercise with work, and he developed 
some basic specifications for a work desk to be used in 
tandem with most treadmills available on the market today. 
He took his idea to an engineering firm, and the prototype of 
what would become theTrekDesk was born. 

Since it became available two years ago, theTrekDesk 
has been spotlighted by a long list of notable media outlets, 
including CNN, CBS, and NBC. Forbes also featured it in its 
list of "Best Workplace Luxuries Anywhere." High acclaim 
has put theTrekDesk in offices all over the world, but for 
Bordley, the real success comes from creating something 
that improves quality of life. 

"I was a social worker my first few years after graduation 
and although I was broke, I loved the feeling of helping others 
and making a difference," said Bordley. "Once I started in 
the corporate career phase of my life, I lost that sense of 
achievement. The focus was always on the dollar and it was 
not nearly as satisfying. Now I receive emails from people 
thanking me and saying I have changed their lives." 

Jake King '11 is a digital content media specialist and 
freel&na- writer from York. 

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Elyse E. Rogers, Esq., 76 and fellow LVC 
alumnus, John A. Feichtel '91, have joined 
their legal backgrounds with several others to 
form Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers, with offices 
in Carlisle and Lemoyne. Todd Tnintz, Esq., 
'90 is also a member of the firm. 

After more than 33 years, Keith Symons '77 

retired in June from teaching elementary 
instrumental music in the Hamburg Area 
School District. He looks forward to 
having the time to pursue many different 
interests and activities. 

Dorothy DePalma Dyer '78 retired in 
June 2010 after a 32-year teaching career. 
Most of her career was spent working with 
fifth graders in the School District of the 
Chathams in New Jersey. 

Walter A. Mickens '79 has been named 
president and chief executive officer of 
Queen of the Valley Medical Center in 
Napa, Calif. 

John L. Hutley '81 

has been working at 
IKEA in Elizabeth, 
N.J., for 20 years and 

currently works in logistics. He also is an 

avid bowler. 

Dr. Kathleen Picciano '81 was one of 

six veterinarians from around the world 
selected this past November to be on the 
Breeders Cup veterinary panel for the 
Breeders Cup International Championship 
races held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, 



Ky. The panel's responsibilities included 
examining 184 horses entered in the races. 

Last summer, Amy J. Hostetler '84 

received a fellowship to participate in 
the Kavli Science Journalism workshop 
on The Universe at M.I.T. s Knight 
Science Journalism Program. She is the 
public relations director for the Virginia 
Department of Rehabilitative Services in 
Richmond, and is pursuing a career as a 
freelance science writer as she works on a 
non-fiction book. 

Dr. Jonathan P. Frye '85 was promoted to 
the rank of full professor of natural science 
at McPherson College in Kansas. 

Denise Mastovich Whitford '86 is the 

assistant vice president and branch 
manager for the South Windsor and 
Tolland offices of Savings Institute Bank & 
Trust in Connecticut. 

Dr. Michael J. Reihart '87 has been 
named the first medical director for the 
Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania. 
He is also an emergency physician at 
Lancaster General Hospital, works for 
Lancaster Emergency Management 
System, is the regional medical director for 
the Emergency Health Services Federation, 
and is an expert witness and chair of the 
State Medical Advisory to the Department 
of Health. 

Michael G. Dryden. 
Esq., '90, a labor 
and employment 
attorney with the 
Philadelphia-based law firm Willig, Williams 
& Davidson, was recognized by Thomson 
Reuters as a 201 1 Super Lawyer in a list 
published annually in Philadelphia magazine. 

Dr. Shawn Gingrich '90, '91 recently 
received the doctor of worship studies 
degree from the Robert E. Webber 
Institute for Worship Studies in Orange 
Park, Fla. He continues to serve as 
director of music ministry at First United 
Methodist Church in Hershey. His wife, 

Solving Crimes and Cleaning a City 


During his junior year at LVC, Ralph Ristenbatt '87 changed 
his major from chemistry to biochemistry. After a College- 
sponsored trip to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime 
Laboratory in Harrisburg, Ristenbatt decided to apply his new 
major to a career in forensic science. 

After graduating from LVC, Ristenbatt earned a master's 
degree in forensic science from the John Jay College of 
Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. He 
subsequently accepted a position at the New York City Office of 
Chief Medical Examiner in the Department of Forensic Biology 

When Ristenbatt began his career in New York in 1990, the 
city's streets were scarred by years of violent crime and drugs. 
He was part of a new wave of people tasked with turning 
around a city laboratory that paralleled the city's decline. 

Ristenbatt started in the laboratory as a bench-level 
forensic biologist, intending to stay no more than a few years. 
Instead, he served more than 16, moving up the ranks and 
ultimately resigning from city service in 2006. His years in 
New York City were marked by exciting work experiences and 
positive change both in his laboratory and the city. 

Ristenbatt was tasked with tremendous responsibilities, 
including analyzing and reconstructing crime scenes, and 
providing expert testimony on investigations. Testifying before 
a jury panel and enduring cross-examination was a stomach- 
churning experience at first, but Ristenbatt came to enjoy it. 

He also was assigned several high-profile cases, including 
the sexual abuse investigation of hip hop artist Tupac Shakur. 
Overall, Ristenbatt's team investigated more than 250 crime 

scenes, ranging from homicide and sexual abuse to motor 
vehicle accidents. "We didn't turn any case down," he said. 

After the director of his lab left in 2005 to start a forensic 
science program at Penn State University, Ristenbatt decided 
to follow suit, and today serves as an instructor in forensic 
science at the school. 

Ristenbatt defined his experience at LVC as a "top-shelf 
education." He counts many LVC faculty members among 
some of the most inspiring professors he encountered 
there, specifically Dr. Donald Dahlberg, Dr. Paul Wolf, Dr. Sidney 
Pollack, Dr. Owen Moe, and the late Dr. Tony Neidig '43, H'04. 
The College's professors were "wonderful, knowledgeable, 
extremely helpful people," he said. "I couldn't have asked to 
have gone to a better place." 

Charles McElwee '11 is a public relations executive at 
Quantum Communications, a public relations firm in 

FALL 201 1 


Class News & Notes 

Laura Judd Gingrich '90 f serves as director 
of children and youth ministry at the 
church. They are the proud parents of four 

Michael J. Slechta '91, M'04 is the 

coordinator for music, art, humanities, and 
21st-century skills in the Lancaster School 
District. He also is the director of music 
and the choir for Trinity United Church of 
Christ in East Petersburg, and continues as 
co-conductor of the Reading Philharmonic 

Danielle Campbell Willard '91 and her 

husband, George, have three children: 
daughter Campbell, 5, and sons George, 2, 
and Sam, 1 . 

Michele A. Klinsky '92 is the box office 
manager at the Two River Theater 
Company in Red Bank, N.J. 

Dr. Sandra L Fauser '93 received her 
doctorate in educational administration 
from Temple University in May. 

Lt. Col. Jennifer Irene Bower '94 was 

recendy nominated as the chair and 
professor of military science at Boston 
University. She is in charge of the Army 
ROTC program encompassing 12 colleges 
and universities in the greater Boston area. 

Stephanie Bozym Schreyer '96 is the 

manager of the technical support department 
for Cargas Systems, Inc., of Manheim 

Amie M. Jumper '99 received her masters 
degree in community counseling from the 
University of Scranton in December 2010. 

Dawn McCabe Schober '99 is a liability 
account executive with the program 
services division of Lancaster-based Murray 
Risk Management and Insurance. 

Cheryl Lukeski 
Ambruch '01 is the 

director of Miles 
Apart Media, the 
creative division of 
Miles Technologies. She oversees web 
and graphic designers, as well as online 
marketing specialists. 

Amanda L Holmes '01 is a child protective 
worker for the Department of Health 
and Human Services, Office of Child and 
Family Services, in Portland, Maine. 

Eric S. Shrader '01 is an assistant principal 
at Central Dauphin High School in 

Helene Hogan 
Dougherty '02 was 

recently named a 
residential loan officer 
with the Fulton Mortgage Company. 

Angela R. Gehman M'02 was named a 
family wealth guardian with Wyomissing- 
based ParenteBeard Wealth Management. 

Kathleen Steffy Harrison '99. M'02 was 

recently inducted into the Conestoga 
Valley School District's third class of 
distinguished alumni. 

Eric R. Kratz '04 is a 

policy specialist for 
the Commonwealths 
Department of Labor 
and Industry. 

Kristin M. Roth '04 is a freelance book 
editor. A book she edited, "Music in 
Ancient China: An Archaeological and 
Art Historical Study of Strings, Winds, 
and Drums During the Eastern Zhou and 
Hans Periods" (770 BCE-220 CE), won the 
2010 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize, issued by 
the American Musical Instrument Society. 

Annalouise Venturella '04 received a 
certificate of completion for filmmaking 
from the New York Film Academy in April. 

Crystal L Gibson '05 

was recently named 
head women's basketball 
coach at St. Mary's 
College in Maryland. 

John M. Rizzo '05 was recently named 
head coach for the girls' basketball 
program at North Schuylkill High School. 
He is a social studies teacher in the North 
Schuylkill School District in Ashland. 

Betsy WeikDevitz '06, 

M'09 is the manager 
at 1st Federal Credit 
Union's Hershey Road 
branch office. 

Dr. Steven Enders Kaylor '06 received his 
degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas 
State University in May. He is an associate 
veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in 
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

Amy Zubek Miller '06 recently received 
two first-place awards in the Pennsylvania 
Associated Press Managing Editors annual 
news and photos contest for a series of 
articles titled, "Down Syndrome: A 
Family's Journey." She also received a third- 
place award in the Philadelphia Press 
Association's annual contest for the same 
series. Her awards were received as a result 
of her continued coverage of newborn 
twins with Down syndrome. 

Crystal A. Cascarino '07 

received her master's 
degree in applied 
behavior analysis from 
Saint Joseph's University in September 
2010. She obtained board certified 
behavior analyst certification in February. 

Derek P. Dissinger, Esq., '07 has been 
named an associate at Lancaster-based 
Russell Krafft & Gruber, LLP. His 
concentration is in banking and finance, 
business law, estate planning, employment 
law, real estate, and taxation. 

Kate E. Fry Comejo '07 received her 
master's degree in education with a focus 
on higher education administration from 
Northeastern University in July. 

Dr. Bryce E. Gabler '07 received his doctorate 
in dental medicine from the Kornberg 
School of Dentistry at Temple University 
in May. He is serving a 30-month residency 
at St. Louis University in Missouri. 

Dr. Stuart J. Hartman '07 was awarded 
the doctor of osteopathic medicine from 
the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine in June. He is continuing his 
medical training in internal medicine at 
Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. 


The valley 

Dr. Stuart J. Hartman '07 

Dr. Bradford Kent Sgrignoli '07 was 

awarded the doctor of osteopathic 
medicine from the Philadelphia College 
of Osteopathic Medicine in June. He 
is attending Yonsei University in Seoul, 
Korea, for a year prior to starting an 
official ophthalmology residency. While in 
Korea, he is performing an internship and 
conducting research at Yonsei Severance 
Hospital in Seoul. 


Jonathan "Jon" 
Houser '08 is a sales 
representative for 
Ebersole Honda in 

Evelyn E. Unger '08 received her masters 
degree in paleobiology from the University 
of Bristol in England in February 2010. 

Crista Billowitch '09 

teaches fourth grade 
inclusion in the 
School District. 

Shelly Marie Burkholder '09 received 
her master s degree in higher education 
administration from Virginia Tech in 
Blacksburg, Va., in May. 

(c): Scott D. Klein '09 

Scott D. Klein '09 graduated from the City 
of Baltimore Fire Academy in August. He 
moved from Charlotte, N.C., in January to 
enter the academy as a rookie. 

Brian William Wharton '09 is a brigade 
strength manager in the U.S. Army, 
commissioned at Fort Gordon in Augusta, 
Ga. He has been on active duty since 
graduating from LVC. 

Opening Unexpected Doors 


Rebecca Gaspar '89 came to LVC as a psychobiology major. She 
took Spanish to fulfill the language requirement needed to 
complete her degree, but the experience ultimately paid off 
in much more than credits. More than 20 years later, Gaspar 
now lives, works, and has a family in Spain. 

Gaspar credits this major life change to the late Dr. 
Diane Iglesias. LVC professor of Spanish. With Iglesias' 
encouragement, Gaspar switched to a Spanish/psychology 
double major and studied in Spain during the 1987-1988 
academic year. LVC did not have a study-abroad program at 
the time, but with Iglesias' help, Gaspar was able to transfer 
to a school that did have a program, spending a semester 
each in Madrid and Valencia, then transfer all her credits back 
to LVC in time to graduate her senior year. 

"I think I fit right in pretty quickly," said Gaspar of her 
experiences during her year abroad. "I lived with a Spanish 
family and had a Japanese housemate. I studied at a private 
academy, as well as at the Universidad Complutense de 
Madrid. I vowed not to hang around with my American 
classmates as I was really keen on learning the language." 

Gaspar allowed herself to become immersed in Spanish 
culture, and after several trips to the country after graduation, 
she returned for a long-term stay in 2001. She married her 
husband, a native of Madrid, and together the couple started 
Burnett Investment S.L., a consulting company that provides 
English-language teaching, translating, and interpreting 
services, as well as marketing and business development 

Gaspar's experience abroad has had a huge impact on her 
life, and to LVC students who are considering study abroad, 
she said: "Go for it! Don't be afraid of traveling to a new 
country and leaving your friends and family behind for a few 
months. It is a life-changing, life-enriching opportunity that not 
everyone can experience." 

fake King '11 is a digital content media specialist and 
freelance writer from York. 

FALL 201 1 


Class News & Notes 

Sarah E. Bechtel '10 

represented LVC as 
an alumnus in the 
Intercollegiate Horse 
Show at the Centenary College Equestrian 
Center in Long Valley, N.J., in April. 
She took first place in the alumni fences 
division. Mandi Albright '13 participated 
in the individual intermediate fences 
division, placing eighth. 

Daniel L Olsheski '10 is a web developer 
for Pipeline Interactive in Lebanon. He 
focuses on front-end development. 

Tyler D.Cain '11 is 

a web developer for 
Pipeline Interactive in 
Lebanon. He focuses 
on back-end development work, including 
site development and web applications. 

Friends of the College 

Dr. Edward H. Arnold H'87 recendy received 
the Boy Scouts of Americas Silver Buffalo 

Dr. Klement Hambourg 

Award for his commitment to improving 
the lives of Scouts across the nation. The 
award has been given annually since 1926 
to civic-minded men and women for their 
contributions and service to youth. The 
award is regarded as the highest Boy Scout 
honor given to a volunteer. 

Dr. Klement Hambourg, professor 
emeritus of music, recently presented the 
Hambourg Conservatory Centennial 
Celebration 191 1-201 1, at the Arts and 
Letters Club of Toronto. The conservatory 
was established in 1911 by his grandfather, 
the Russian piano pedagogue Michael 
Hambourg, together with two of his 
famous sons. The Hambourg Conservatory 
has become one of the premier music 

institutions in Canada, attracting a 
distinguished European-based faculty. 
Hambourg taught and performed at LVC 
from 1982 until his retirement in 1995. 
He and his wife, Leonie Lang-Hambourg f 
who was an assistant professor of German 
at LVC, currently reside in Toronto. 

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Batting 1.000 


The days are long, the monetary rewards minimal, and the future 
uncertain. For a recent college graduate looking to establish a lasting 
career, the above scenario might seem to be nothing short of a night- 
mare. But Richie Schwartz '07 sees 
his job as a dream come true. 
An avid baseball fan — and 
member of LVC's baseball team 
during his collegiate days — 
Schwartz still swings a bat on a 
regular basis, but now spends 
most of his time manufacturing 

Schwartz started building bats 
in the garage of his parents' home 
in 2009. Since the beginning of 
this year, his company, DS Wood, has produced more than 2,000 bats 
for nearly 100 minor league baseball players and several Major League 
Baseball (MLB) teams — including members of the Boston Red Sox and 
New York Yankees — and has received MLB's product approval. 

"It's a dream come true," said Schwartz, who started DSWood with 
the help of close friend Allan Donato. "We don't pay ourselves right 
now, but once that happens it's going to be even better, because it's a 
struggle sometimes to make sure we make ends meet. 

"But I can't say enough about it. What's it worth to somebody to be 
able to do something they absolutely love, day in and day out?" 

Schwartz conceived the business idea after spending nearly $250 
for two personal bats. 

"I thought, There has to be a way I can make a quality product and 
keep the cost a little lower,'" said Schwartz, whose own bats sell for 
between and $80 and $110. "So I started researching everything and 
came to the conclusion that if I had a hand lathe and a couple billets of 
wood, I might be able to get something started." 

With the help of Donato, associates Doug Rowell and Gary James, 
and the company's sales force, DS Wood started a steady climb 
toward respectability and beyond, with Schwartz's bats finding their 
way into the hands of players of all ages and abilities. 

"We're still shoring some things up, but our clientele is growing 
with us and accepting that," said Schwartz. "I think that's a real 
testament to the quality we put out. 

"We try to work with good people and show them that we're a 
legitimate company. And we're fortunate to have good baseball people 
who are willing to lend their expertise to further our business and dream." 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a sportswriter 
for the Lebanon Daily News. 


We Asked, You Answered 

Many thanks to the more than 2,000 
LVC graduates who completed the 
recent alumni survey conducted by 
SimpsonScarborough, our market research partners. 
The response rate to the LVC survey was the 
highest in the company's history. Clearly, LVC 
alumni are willing to share their opinions and ideas, 
and we appreciate the time you took to respond. 
Congratulations once again to the winner of our 
survey incentive prize, a $250 gift 
certificate: Katherine Brodhead '10. 

Here are some of the findings: 

Alumni arc extremely satisfied with their LVC 
education, and an overwhelming number — 94 percent — 
would recommend the College to students and families in the 
college selection process. 

With age comes wisdom; as alumni move on in life, 
appreciation for the LVC experience grows. The work of our 
faculty, close relationships with classmates and professors, and 
the enduring value of a liberal arts education were mentioned 
most often in the survey. 

The way alumni stay connected with the College is 

changing, with our youngest grads choosing e-communication 
rather than print materials. However, once alumni reach their 
30s, they prefer printed communications. It will be interesting 
to see how this changes as e-communication becomes even 
more ubiquitous. In response, we'll continue to provide 
information across a variety of platforms and continue to build 
a strong, lively LVC presence on social networking sites. 

An overwhelming majority of alumni — 88 percent — wan t to 
stay connected with LVC, and many want to deepen 
that connection. Alumni in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are 
particularly interested in services the College could offer to help 
them network and build career skills. We have already added six 
new alumni events this year that provide networking and career 
development opportunities. We hope you 11 be part of one 
of these events because event attendance patterns help shape 
future alumni program offerings. 

We found that the current array of alumni services and benefits 
are valued, but alumni want the College to create an 
online alumni directory. Even in this era of Facebook and 
Linkedln, alumni value the College's ability to gather and 
disseminate information about classmates to classmates, and 
they hope we'll get that information out in an even more timely 
way. As a result, we are exploring some exciting new online 
options that you'll hear about in the coming year. Stay tuned! 

You told us that your gifts to the College are important because 
they are important for our students and faculty, 
and that many of you make those gifts to honor the 
value of your LVC degree. We were very pleased to learn 
that alumni believe the College uses their gifts well and that 
they are thanked properly for their gifts. Our youngest grads, 
though, are concerned that we invite alumni support while they 
have student loans. Even if a grad hadn't sent a gift recently, 
we found there is positive support for future gifts to LVC. 
More than^S percent of survey respondents said they 
planned to support the College financially in the 
future, which is great news. Tuition and student fees do not 
cover the full cost of an LVC education and your gifts help 
bridge that gap. If there ever was a time for a well-educated 
citizenry, it's now, and we were cheered to learn that so many of 
you plan to make LVC one of your chosen philanthropies. 

And finally, we asked how you would like your future gifts to 
be used, and you told us: To provide student scholarships, 
to support academic departments, and for LVC s 
most pressing needs, Those are among the College's highest 
priorities, too, so it looks like the College's needs are aligned 
with your interests. 

Thank you for your valuable input; please know that we 
are taking your opinions seriously and using this information 
to adjust current programs and roll out new ones that will meet 
your needs and interests. We asked, you answered, and the 
College will be stronger because of that. 

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In Memoriam 

Anna Wengert Whitmire '31 died March 31 in Williamsport at 
the age of 103. She taught math and English in many Pennsylvania 
public schools for 36 years, until her retirement from Loyalsock 
School District in 1972. A music lover, Whitmire sang in the 
Peacemakers, a local ministers' wives group. She also was a member 
of the Williamsport Music Club and enjoyed attending community 
concerts. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, 
where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served with 
the Methodist women. Among others, Whitmire is survived by a 
daughter, Marilyn Whitmire Shenenberger '71, and a son-in-law, 
William E. Shenenberger '69. 

Edgar C. Brinser '33 died May 1 1 in Hershey at the age of 99. 
He had been an engineer at Standard Oil, then at the Bendix 
Corporation. He was a member of Loch Raven United Methodist 
Church in Baltimore, Md. Brinser loved all sports, especially 
the Baltimore teams. Among others, he is survived by a nephew, 
Herbert A. Eckenroth '49. 

Anna Light Blatt '39 died March 15 in Lebanon at the age of 92. 
She began her teaching career at the Franklin School in Lebanon as 
a third-grade teacher until her marriage in 1949. She worked with 
the USO Travelers Aid during World War II and became a member 
of the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Lebanon USO Club. In 
1964, Blatt continued her teaching career with the Annville- 
Cleona School District as a fourth-grade teacher at the Cleona 
Elementary School, where she taught until her retirement in 1980. 
She was a member of the LVC Alumni Association, Lebanon 
County Retired School Employees' Association, Pennsylvania 
Association of School Retirees, Lebanon County Educational 
Honor Society, and American Association of University Women. 

Blatt enjoyed music, reading, and taking family summer trips to 
Ocean City, N.J. Among others, she was predeceased by her father, 
BoazG. Light, 1913. 


Mabel Jane Miller '41 died April 1 1 in Lancaster at the age of 91. 
She taught seventh- and eighth-grade reading for 25 years and then 
was the language arts coordinator for 17 years for grades K-12 in 
the Elizabethtown Area School District. In her earlier years, Miller 
was a member of Chiques United Methodist Church in Mount 
Joy, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for children and 
youth. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family 
and friends. 

Lt. Col. John B. Mengel '43 died April 29 in North Carolina at 
the age of 89. He spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, spanning 
three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. 
He was an interpreter for Maj. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby for the 
Occupational Government of Japan before being recalled for the 
Korean War. Mengel's last assignment was as commanding officer 
of the 363 Reconnaissance Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base in 
Sumter, S.C. He was an avid photographer and served as president 
of several camera clubs, including one in Japan. He also was a Boy 
Scout and Scout Master, and attended the first National Jamboree 
in Washington, D.C., in 1937. He loved tennis and played in 
the World-Wide U.S. Air Force Senior Men's Tennis Doubles 
Championship in 1968. Following his retirement in 1970, he 
worked at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and later 
helped with the tape ministry and counseling in his church. For the 
last 30 years, Mengel's main interest was in the men's organization, 
Full Gospel Christian Business Men, now known as International 
Fellowship Christian Businessmen. 

Dr. F.Allen Rutherford Jr. '37. H'85 

Dr. F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, H'85 died April 14 in Virginia at the age of 94. He served in the 
U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an accountant for John Heins & Company 
from 1941 to 1959, becoming a partner in 1955. He was a principal with Arthur Young 
and Company from 1959 to 1978. Rutherford served on LVC's Board of Trustees from 
1969 to 1986, serving as vice president and president. He was acting president of the 
College for several months in 1984. He served on the executive committee and as 
treasurer of the United Way in Bluefield, W.Va., and was a member of the West Virginia 
Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). He was a council member and member of 
Lutheran churches in Wynnewood, Pa., and Bluefield, W.Va., and served as an officer in 
various community and civic organizations. Rutherford was a member of the Pennsylvania 
Institute of CPAs, West Virginia and Virginia Society of CPAs, the National Association 
of Accountants, and the American Institute of CPAs. Among others, he is survived by a 
daughter, Margie Rutherford Gausby 71, and a son, Frank A. Rutherford III 74. 

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Metro '43 died July 22 in Southern Pines, 
N.C., at the age of 91. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 
to 1946 as a laboratory technician, bacteriologist, and hospital 
administrator. After graduating from McGill University in 
Montreal, Canada, with his doctorate in organic chemistry, Metro 
was hired by Esso Research and Engineering Company (now 
Exxon Research and Engineering Co.), in Linden, N.J. He spent 
34 years in the products division doing research and technical 
administration in synthetic aviation lubricants. As project head, 
he was responsible for developing a line of synthetic lubricants for 
turbo jet engines that are used worldwide. He holds 36 patents 
on jet engine lubrication. Metro was a 63-year member of the 
American Chemical Society and a member of the Honorary 
Scientific Society, Sigma XI. He had been president of the Exxon 
Mobil retiree club in central North Carolina. He was a member 
of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the English 
Speaking Union, and enjoyed attending North Carolina Symphony 

Rev. Robert P. Crist '44 died July 3 in Lititz at the age of 88. He 
served on the staff of the First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio, 
from 1944 to 1946. In 1947, he was ordained by the First Baptist 
Church of Worcester, Mass., where he served as associate pastor 
until 1949, then later became pastor of the Central Baptist Church 
in Southbridge, Mass., from 1949 to 1956. Crist returned to First 
Baptist Church in Worcester as the minister of education from 
1956 to 1965, during which time he also served as a chaplain at 
the Worcester Academy. In 1965, he moved to Maine to become 
pastor of the Hebron Community Baptist Church, as well as 
chaplain and faculty member of the Hebron Academy. He retired 
in 1993 and moved back to Hershey. Crist also served as a chaplain 
in the Navy Reserve for eight years and volunteered at the Hershey 
Medical Center and Hope Lodge. He also performed a number of 
marriages in the Hershey Rose Garden. 

Norma Kiscadden Daihl '45 died March 27 in Harrisburg at the 
age of 87. She was a retired public school teacher, having started 
her career at Harding Elementary School in the Lebanon City 
School District. She later taught at the Swatara and Lower Paxton 
junior high schools in the Central Dauphin School District, from 
which she retired after 29 years of teaching mathematics. Daihl was 
a member of the Linglestown United Methodist Church for 62 
years. She found her greatest pleasure teaching Sunday school and 
leading Bible study groups. 

Dr. George Peter Rutt '46 died June 14 in Florida at the age of 
86. He was a retired physician, specializing in internal medicine. 
He had a private family practice in Allentown from 1949 through 
1951. He was the senior attending physician in the department of 
medicine at the Allentown Hospital and the chief of the outpatient 
medical clinic. Rutt was a member of the U.S. Army Medical 
Corps and was awarded a Bronze Medal while serving in the 
Korean War. He re-established his private practice in Allentown 
after the war, until 1961. After completing his residency in 1964, 
he became a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of 
Internal Medicine. He then became a partner in Cardiovascular 
Associates, Inc., in Allentown, retiring in 1983. Rutt was a member 

of Christ Presbyterian Church in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was a 
member of Lehigh Country Club in Allentown and Oceanside 
Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was an avid golfer, skier, 
and bridge player. Among others, he is survived by his wife of 
61 years, Pauline "Polly" Keller Rutt '43; a daughter, Carol Rutt 
Jennings '72; and a son-in-law, Dr. Robert G. Jennings '69. 

John P. Hummel Jr. '48 died June 22 in Camp Hill at the age of 
88. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the 
U.S. Army and was retired from the Mechanicsburg Ships Parts 
Control Center. He was a long-time member of Calvary United 
Methodist Church in Lemoyne; a member of Robert Burns Lodge 
of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 464 in Harrisburg; and 
was a member of the Zembo Temple s Chanters Unit. 

Harlan A. Daubert '49 died June 2 at the age of 82. He began his 
37-year musical teaching career at Fredericksburg High School 
in the Northern Lebanon School District, beginning with a band 
of 18 members. When he retired in 1986, the band had swelled 
to more than 200 members. Daubert s students played in venues 
across the U.S. and Ireland, including performances in the Macy s 
and Gimbels holiday parades, and the Orange, Cotton, and Rose 
Bowl parades. His bands won accolades for their military precision 
and musicianship. Daubert received numerous awards, including 
LVC s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Outstanding Teacher of 
the Year by the Lebanon County Educational Honor Society, 
and Excellence in Music Award by the Lebanon County Choral 
Society. Daubert was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Lebanon 
Rotary Club, inducted into the National Band Directors' Hall of 
Fame, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club. He was a 
member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Lions 
Club, and Phi Beta Mu. In 2009, the Northern Lebanon School 
District named its high school auditorium in his honor — The 
Harlan A. Daubert Performing Arts Center. He was a long-time 
member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon, where 
he served as director of music and church organist until his death. 
Among others, Daubert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne 
Beaver Daubert '52; daughters Suzanne Daubert Fox '77 and 
Alison J. Daubert '84; son Aaron H. Daubert '93; and son-in-law, 
Wayne C. Fox '73. 

Dr. Stuart K. Remley '49 died March 17 in Sylvania, Ohio, at the 
age of 86. He served in the U.S. Army as a surgical technician at 
the Foster and 181st general hospitals, and served 10 months in 
India-Burma. He received the American Campaign Medal, the 
Asiatic Pacific Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World 
War II Victory Medal. From 1955 until 1962, Remley was a 
family practitioner in Glen Rock. His family moved to Ohio, 
where he went into private practice as an endocrinologist in the 
Toledo area from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. He also served 
as an adjunct professor at the Medical College of Ohio and as a 
staff physician for Owens Corning Fiberglass during the course 
of his practice. Remley was a member of the American College 
of Physicians, the Lucas County Medical Association, the Ohio 
Medical Association, the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and 
Lucas County, and the China-Burma-India Veterans Association. 


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Dr. Paul Junior Spangler '49 died June 5 in Stover, Mo., at the 
age of 86. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
Spangler worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and later worked for more than 
40 years as an independent research biologist for the Smithsonian 
Institution. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Miller 
Spangler '50. 


Betty Slifer Andrews '50 died May 7 in Woodbridge, Va., at the 
age of 82. After taking time out to raise her daughter, Andrews 
began her career at the Burroughs Research Center where she 
programmed missile guidance programs for the Atlas Inter- 
Continental Ballistic Missile and the Mercury Project. She also 
helped write the executive program that launched Astronaut John 
Glenn. She worked for the System Development Corporation 
helping to develop the system communications for the Strategic 
Air Command (SAC) and Control System at SAC Headquarters. 
She taught new programmers and wrote online software diagnostic 
programs. She branched out into space, missile, and air defense 
systems and worked on the software upgrade to the first-phased 
FPS-85, the radar used to track objects in space. She then was the 
manager for the executive program and support system for AEGIS, 
the shipboard air-defense system, and worked at Kwajelein, 
Marshall Islands, where she supported ballistic missile reentry tests 
and measurements on the Safeguard system. She also worked at 
several companies, developing programs for the departments of 
Energy, Health and Human Services, and intelligence services. 
Andrews then founded her own computer consulting company 
and was test director for a large distributed international financial 
system. She developed and implemented test plans for major 
intelligence systems at Vint Hill Farms. She had been president 
and vice president of the Washington Independent Computer 
Consultants Association, and served on several county boards, 
most significantly the Prince William County fire board. She also 
served on the boards of several local arts groups such as Manassas 
Dance Company and most recently spent her spare time writing 
grant requests for the Fauquier Community Theater. 

Carl R. Baum '50 died July 1 in Palmyra at the age of 85. He was a 
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on a destroyer in the 
South Pacific. He worked at the Lebanon Steel Foundry and later 
became general manager at Bomberger s Bologna Company. He 
retired as president of Bomberger s in 1988. Baum was a member 
of First United Methodist Church in Palmyra, served two terms on 
the Palmyra School Board, and served on the Palmyra Recreation 
Association. He was a member and president of the Pennsylvania 
Meat Packers Association, an honorary member of the Eastern 
Meat Packers Association, and a member of the Lebanon Country 
Club, serving as president in 1990. 

Phyllis Miller Spangler 50 died June 26, 2010, in Warsaw, Mo., 
at the age of 82. Her husband, Paul J. Miller '49, was a research 
entomologist for the Smithsonian Institution, which took the 
couple all over the country. She assisted her husband in his work 

for 20 years as his personal research assistant. They lived in the 
Washington, D.C., area until 2002, when they moved to Warsaw, 
Mo. Spangler s husband, Paul, passed away on June 5 of this year. 

William Wertz '50 died March 28 in Annville at the age of 87. He 
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the Land Craft 
Infantry USS 464 in the Pacific Theatre. Wertz was the owner of 
the Karmelkorn Shop in Lebanon for 36 years, later changing the 
name to Wertz Candies, Inc. He retired in 1986. Wertz was the 
first president of the Cedar Crest Booster Club. He loved animals, 
gardening, and University of Nebraska football. 

Cynthia Johnson Bruaw '51 died June 3 in Altoona at the age of 

83. She retired as supervisor for Blair County Children and Youth 
Services in 1998, where she had been employed since 1977. She 
was a volunteer with the Blair County Literacy Council. Bruaw 
was the first married May Queen in LVC's history, and in 1950 was 
elected LVC's Queen of Pennsylvania Week and Homecoming Day. 

Anna "Fay" Hall Edwards '51 died March 13 in Grifton, N.C., at 
the age of 8 1 . She started her teaching career in Baltimore County, 
Md. After moving to North Carolina in 1955, she continued 
teaching in the Pink Hill, LaGrange, Contentnea, and Grifton 
schools. She retired from teaching in 1996. During her 18 years of 
teaching in Grifton, Edwards enjoyed directing the eighth-grade 
plays. She also enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting, and cross 
stitching. Among others, she is survived by her husband, Paul F. 
Edwards '52, and a niece, Michelle Hall Moseley '83. 

William Otterbein Wert '51 died July 1 in Greenacres, Fla., at the 
age of 84. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, having 
been a member of the Squadron 63 Air Force Group. Wert taught 
English, Spanish, and French at Princeton High School in New 
Jersey and later served as principal for the Middle Township and 
Eastern high schools, also in New Jersey. He was a master bridge 
player. He enjoyed listening to classical music while designing and 
constructing furniture for friends and family. 

Ralph A. Ba usher '52 died April 4 in Hamburg at the age of 

84. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been 
a member of the Civil Air Patrol before entering the Army. He 
worked at Buechley Lumber Company in Hamburg for 20 
years, then as a branch manager at Nelco Home Center, also 

in Hamburg, for 13 years. Bausher then worked as a house 
inspector for the Berks County Redevelopment Authority until his 
retirement in 1988. He was a charter member of Boy Scout Troop 
2 (now 184) and of the Hamburg Junior Chamber of Commerce 
(now Hamburg Jaycees). He also was a member of the Vaux Lodge 
406 Free and Accepted Masons, Berks County Calligraphers Guild, 
Berks Art Alliance, Hamburg Rotary Club, and a life member 
of the Behler-Hein American Legion Post 637. Bausher played 
trumpet in the 1 8-piece LVC dance band and was a member of 
the Veterans American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a 
member of the First United Church of Christ in Hamburg, where 
he served as Sunday school teacher and choir director for 1 5 years. 
Among others, he is survived by a son, Eric R. Bausher '82. 

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In Memoriam 

Joan Bair Herman '53 died June 2 in Lancaster at the age of 80. 
While in high school and college, she performed as a violinist with 
the Harrisburg Symphony. In later years, she performed with the 
Newark and Dover symphonies, both in Delaware. Early in her 
teaching career, she taught in Harrisburg and later retired in 1994 
as a music and stringed instrument teacher in the Wilmington, 
Del., area schools. Herman enjoyed teaching very young students 
the Suzuki method of learning to play stringed instruments. She 
was a violinist with several string quartets and ensembles in both 
Delaware and Lancaster. She was a fan of classical music and 
participated in church choirs and other choral groups. She served 
as a volunteer, meeting with handicapped seniors and reading 
to the vision-impaired. Herman was a member of Highland 
Presbyterian Church of Lancaster. 

Anthony B. Creamer Jr. '56 died March 3 in Lebanon at the age 
of 82. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He 
was the founder and owner of Lebanon Paint and Wallpaper, Inc. 
Creamer was a member of the Church of St. Cecelia, Lebanon 
American Legion, R. Field and Stream, Palmyra Sportsman 
Association, and Heidelberg Rod and Gun Club. He also was a 
member of the North-South Skirmish Association and former 
coach of the Lebanon Jaycees midget football team. Among others, 
Creamer is survived by his wife, Betty Edelman Creamer '51. 

Joyce Elaine Buck Levin '56 died March 2 in Carlisle at the age 
of 76. After graduating from Lebanon Valley College, she attended 
Duke University in Durham, N.C. Levin had an antique paper 
business, Serendipity, for several years. She had a great love for all 
her Kerry blue terriers throughout the years. 

Carol Ann Kelly Hamilton '57 died Oct. 31, 2010, in Ocean 
City, Md., at the age of 75. She was a teaching aide at Showell 
Elementary School in Newark, Md., for more than 20 years. She 
was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and 
a volunteer at the Ocean Pines Library, Berlin City Hall, and the 
Clothes Closet at Atlantic United Methodist Church. 

Ronald Eugene Drum '58 died June 15 in Lebanon at the age of 
74. He was a retired educator for the Lebanon School District with 
30 years of service. He also owned and operated Learning Resource 
Center in the Lebanon area for 1 8 years. Drum was an active 
member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon, where he sang 
in the boys' choir, served as an acolyte and a Eucharistic minister, 
and taught Sunday school. He also served as the radio announcer 
for the broadcasts of the Christmas Midnight Masses. Drum had 
been a member and president of HALCYON, and a member of 
the Lebanon Jaycees, Lebanon Valley Kiwanis Club, and TPA Post 
E in Lebanon. While in high school, Drum served as an announcer 
on WLBR radio for a program called "Sunday Night Special," 
featuring music, talk, and interviews. Among others, Drum is 
survived by his wife, Donna Jungmann Drum '68, '80. 


Judith Buck Babey '62 died June 24 in Phillipsburg, N.J., at the 
age of 71. She owned Judys Green Lantern Resale in Richmond, 
and previously worked as a bookkeeper for Kenbert Associates in 
Somerville, N.J. 

Elaine Long Judson '66 died March 3 in Camp Hill at the age 
of 67. She retired after 25 years as a vocal music teacher in the 
Cumberland Valley School District. She was vice president of 
the Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, served on 
the executive board of the local education association for three 
years, and was the representative to the state convention for two 
years. Judson enjoyed singing and performing in churches, social 
organizations, and local theater groups, where she often had lead 
parts in musicals. Among others, she is survived by her husband of 
45 years, John David Judson '66; a son, Jonathan Judson '06; and a 
daughter-in-law, Charity Maurer Judson '06. 


John Harry Mohrman Jr. 70 died March 1 1 in Dover, Del., at the 
age of 62. Having been the son of a U.S. Air Force officer, he grew 
up living all over the world, including Japan, Canada, Texas, and 
Hawaii, where he was living the day it became a state. He was a 
sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for four years where he was a medic. 
Mohrman retired from the Department of Natural Resources and 
Environmental Control as a program manager of the emergency 
response team. He enjoyed camping with his family, with 
Shenandoah National Park being the family's favorite spot. 

Rebecca Byrd Burkhart 76 died May 1 in Dover, N.J., at the age 
of 57. She was the children's librarian at the Verona Public Library 
in Verona, N.J., from 1978 until her retirement in January of this 
year. She was affectionately known as "Mrs. B." by many of her 
library patrons. She was an active and dedicated member of Christ 
Episcopal Church in Budd Lake, N.J. Among others, Burkhart is 
survived by her husband, Edward R. Burkhart '75. 


Kerrie Brennan Dacey '90 died April 5 in Ephrata at the age of 
43. She had previously worked at JRH Biosciences in Denver and 
Surgical Specialties in West Reading. Most recently, Dacey was a 
stay-at-home mother. She volunteered at the Pennsylvania Breast 
Cancer Awareness Coalition in Ephrata and worked with their 
support group. She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual 
Help Roman Catholic Church in Ephrata where she served as 
school board secretary. 


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Dr. Madelyn Albrecht, associate professor emerita of education, 
died May 16 in Penney Farms, Fla., at the age of 83. Albrecht 
taught in LVCs Department of Education from 1973 to 1990. 
Born in Clio, Mich., Albrecht attended Bay City Junior College 
and taught at Jewett Elementary School for a year before attending 
the Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago. After graduating, 
she was commissioned by the American Baptist Foreign Mission 
Society as an educational missionary, which took her to the Belgian 
Congo to render services in educational and evangelical work at 
Sona Bata, Congo. While on furlough, she attended Michigan 
State University where she received her Ph.D. She retired from 
missionary service in 1973 and from LVC in 1990. Moving to 
Florida in 2001, Albrecht was involved with the Penney Memorial 
Church as a member of the choir and the church scholarship 
committee. She also worked interpreting and promoting the Clinic 
Benefit Society and became a master gardener. 

Dr. Barnard H. Bissinger 

died May 1 5 in Middletown 
at the age of 93. He was a 
lifelong educator who was 
instrumental in developing 
mathematics courses for Penn 
State Harrisburg, from where 
he retired in 1988. He was the 
former head of the Mathematics 
Department at LVC where he 
received the John Evans Lehman 
Chair of Mathematics in 1959. 
In 1943, he was awarded one 
of the first interdisciplinary 
doctorates — in mathematics and aerodynamics — by Cornell 
University. Bissinger taught mathematics at Cornell and Michigan 
State University and served as a research assistant for the National 
Research Council at Columbia University prior to his appointment 
as operations analyst for the Fourteenth Air Force at the Pentagon 
and in the China Theatre during World War II. He was part of 
a group that performed calculations to assist aircraft through the 
China-Burma-India hump. After the war, he served as executive 
vice president of a family shoe manufacturing corporation in 
Fitchburg, Mass., before joining the faculty at LVC and ultimately 
Penn State Harrisburg. Bissinger was active in the National 
Science Foundation, served as a Foundation Fellow at Princeton 
University in the late 1950s, and ran the visiting lecturers program 
for five years. In 1998, he retired as consulting statistician to the 
Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot after 38 years of service. 
Through that time period, Bissinger also provided consulting 
services to Hershey Foods Corporation and Gannett Fleming. 

(second row, far r.): The Rev. Harry Miller, 1899 

Ella M. Dellinger died March 24 in Leaders Heights at the age 
of 95. She worked as a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital in 
Baltimore, Md., until 1938, and later become head nurse in the 
emergency department at York Hospital. She and her late husband, 
Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger '33, opened their own medical practice 
in Red Lion, where they worked until its closing in 1988. She was 
a member of the Red Lion VNA Board, Red Lion BPW, Order of 
Eastern Star Rainbow Chapter, and the Lebanon Valley College 
Auxiliary. Dellinger also had an avid interest in history, especially 
with Abraham Lincoln, and was a member of the Colonial Chapter 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Red 
Lion Historical Society. She was a member of the Bethany (United 
Brethren) United Methodist Church in Red Lion for 72 years, 
where she occasionally served as a Sunday school teacher and a 
member of the Sunshine Girls and Four Folds Friends Sunday 
school classes. Dellinger Hall, a College residence hall, was 
dedicated and named in honor of the Dellinger family which has 
been associated with LVC since the late 1 800s. Among others, she 
is survived by a son, Woodrow "Skip" Dellinger Jr. '62; nephews, 
Wesley T. Dellinger 75 (Amy Hoopes Dellinger 78), and Dr. Ned 
Heindel '59; and great niece, Courtney Dellinger Zechman '05. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger 
'33 and brother-in-law, Curvin N. Dellinger '38. 

The Rev. Dr. Donald H. Treese H'76 died Jan. 21 in Carlisle at 
the age of 80. He retired in 1993 after more than 40 years as a 
pastor for the United Methodist Church. Treese served as pastor 
of churches in Mount Union, Hopewell, Williamsport, Newport, 
Gettysburg, Altoona, and Carlisle. He served one year as director 
of religious activities at Lycoming College, and from 1979 to 1993, 
he served as associate general secretary of the Division of Ordained 
Ministry, Board of Higher Education and Ministry, in Nashville, 

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